The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West

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Author/Contributor(s): Limerick, Patricia Nelson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Date: 01/01/2006
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
The settling of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West meant business in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.