The American West, Second Edition: A Modern History, 1900 to the Present by Richard W. EtulainThe American West, Second Edition: A Modern History, 1900 to the Present by Richard W. Etulain

The American West, Second Edition: A Modern History, 1900 to the Present

byRichard W. Etulain, Michael P. Malone

Paperback | November 1, 2007

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The American West is the only book-length historical overview of the post-1900 American West. This balanced, comprehensive account of the modern West skillfully delineates the changes and resulting complexities that characterize the twentieth-century West. The authors consider the ways in which urban, service, and computer-related industries have replaced rural, extractive, and agricultural economies. They also trace the steps by which western politics shifted from New Deal principles to more conservative, Republican policies.
The book examines the roles of racial and ethnic groups in the recent West, emphasizing the challenges facing Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and African Americans in the region. Other chapters discuss western women, families, and urban developments. Thorough coverage of cultural topics—literature, art, films, religion, and education—includes lively descriptions of important individuals and memorable events.
This Bison Books edition, which features a new chapter covering the mid-1980s to 2005 and bibliographic essays on books about the modern American West, offers the most up-to-date discussion of the contemporary American West available.
Richard W. Etulain is a professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including Re-imagining the Modern American West: A Century of Fiction, History, and Art and Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West. Michael P. Malone (1940–99) was preside...
Title:The American West, Second Edition: A Modern History, 1900 to the PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.97 × 6.05 × 0.91 inPublished:November 1, 2007Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803260229

ISBN - 13:9780803260221

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
CHAPTER 1 - The Emerging Postfrontier Economy, 1900-1930
CHAPTER 2 - Politics of the Postfrontier Era, 1900-1930
CHAPTER 3 - Depression, New Deal, and War, 1930-1945
CHAPTER 4 - Social Patterns in the Modern West
CHAPTER 5 - Culture in the Modern West
CHAPTER 6 - The Modern Western Economy
CHAPTER 7 - Politics of the Modern Era, 1945-1987
CHAPTER 8 - A New Western Generation, Mid-1980s to 2005
Bibliographical Essays

Editorial Reviews

The American West is an outstanding book combining may key issues to create a fruitful history of the region since 1900. Etulain and Malone treat all subregions fairly. As they remind us, the West is still here and it will continue to play a prominent role in the future of the United States and even the world.”—Raymond D. Screws, Nebraska History
- Raymond D. Screws - Nebraska History - 20080722