The Human Tradition In The American West by Benson TongThe Human Tradition In The American West by Benson Tong

The Human Tradition In The American West

EditorBenson Tong, Regan A. Lutz

Hardcover | August 1, 2001

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The Human Tradition in the American West is an engrossing collection of 13 biographies of men and women whose contributions to the development of the American West have largely been left untold in the history books. This volume goes beyond the traditional biographical reader by including the lives that collectively offer racial and gender diversity as well as differing class and sexual orientation backgrounds. Editors Benson Tong and Regan A. Lutz have assembled an impressive group of scholars whose succinct and well-written accounts will give students a more complete understanding of this diverse, dynamic region of the United States.

This book is an excellent resource for courses on the American West, U.S. history survey courses and courses in American social and cultural history.

Title:The Human Tradition In The American WestFormat:HardcoverDimensions:237 pages, 8.8 × 6.2 × 0.89 inPublished:August 1, 2001Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0842028609

ISBN - 13:9780842028608

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The West in Its Many Incarnations Chapter 2 Francisco Javier Clavijero and the Founding of the Literary West Chapter 3 Eliza Hart Spalding: Missionary Legacy of a Forgotten Feminist Chapter 4 MarÌa Amparo Ruiz Burton and The Squatter and the Don Chapter 5 Henry De Groot and the Mining West Chapter 6 William Jefferson Hardin: Wyoming's Nineteenth-Century Black Legislator Chapter 7 Henry Ossian Flipper: African American Western Pioneer Chapter 8 Clare True and Female Moral Authority Chapter 9 Joseph W. Brown: Native American Politician Chapter 10 Eugene Pulliam: Municipal Booster Chapter 11 William O. Douglas: The Environmental Justice Chapter 12 Margaret Chung and the Dilemma of a Bicultural Identity Chapter 13 Robert Burnette: A Postwar Lakota Activist Chapter 14 Harvey Milk: San Francisco and the Gay Migration

Editorial Reviews

This superb reader helps to explain the American West in all its complexities and varieties. Through individual biographies that span the centuries from the late eighteenth to the present, the authors animate a region that, despite the legends, maddeningly defies convenient geographical expression. Place and process, region and multiplicity of places-all are set gracefully within the context of a larger American history. This book may be used with great success in both seminars and surveys.