Empires, Nations, And Families: A New History Of The North American West, 1800-1860

Paperback | October 2, 2012

byAnne F. Hyde

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“Ingenious. A magnificent scholarly achievement. A sweeping new narrative account of [western] history. A book to ponder and plunder.”
—Virginia Scharff, Western Quarterly Review

“Not only well researched and presented but instantly absorbing.”
—Adrienne Caughfield, Journal of American History
 
Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of the Bancroft Prize—historical writing’s most prestigious award—Empires, Nations, and Families is an epic work of American History that fills in the blanks on the map of the American West between 1800 and 1860. Historian Anne F. Hyde—author of An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture and co-author (with William Deverell) of The West in the History of the Nation—tells a riveting true story of Native Americans, entrepreneurs, fur trappers and fur traders in a vibrant “wilderness” to which Daniel Boone himself was a Johnny-come-lately.

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“Ingenious. A magnificent scholarly achievement. A sweeping new narrative account of [western] history. A book to ponder and plunder.”—Virginia Scharff, Western Quarterly Review“Not only well researched and presented but instantly absorbing.”—Adrienne Caughfield, Journal of American History Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of the Banc...

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Winner of the 2012 Bancroft PrizeThe Louisiana Purchase in 1803 doubled the size of the new United States, promising not only land but prosperity for its citizens. But the West was not the virgin wilderness of common myth. Rather, as historian Anne F. Hyde makes clear in her groundbreaking, prizewinning history, America was a newcomer ...

Anne F. Hyde is the William R. Hochman Professor of History at Colorado College. She is the author ofAn American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture, 1820-1920, and the coauthor, with William Deverell, ofThe West in the History of the Nation.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.28 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062225154

ISBN - 13:9780062225153

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