A Companion to the American West by William Deverell

By William Deverell

A better half to the yankee West is a rigorous, illuminating advent to the historical past of the yankee West. Twenty-five essays by means of specialist students synthesize the easiest and such a lot provocative paintings within the box and supply a entire review of topics and historiography.

  • Covers the tradition, politics, and atmosphere of the yank West via sessions of migration, payment, and modernization
  • Discusses local americans and their conflicts and integration with American settlers

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Ronald C. Brown’s Hard-Rock Miners (1979) and Mark Wyman’s Hard Rock Epic (1979), it is true, both bring in something of the miner’s social world, yet the emphasis remains on working conditions below ground, and from that perspective the rise of unions feels proper and inevitable. And so it may have been. But by defining labor in large-scale industrial terms much of western working life is necessarily left out, and by centering it solidly in the context of unionization the temptation is to keep our attention on matters of ideology at the expense of other aspects that doubtless were more to the fore in these workers’ attention.

They blamed the government as well for its indifference to their economic prospects, which involved opening Indian lands for white settlement, guaranteeing property titles, and securing commercial opportunities (Rohrbough, 1968, 1978). This last element depended above all on bringing goods up and down the Mississippi. Yet the Spanish had closed the mouth of that waterway to American shipping, and the national government appeared too willing to accept the situation or too weak to change it. Both the Spanish and the British attempted to exploit the gathering discontent of western Americans.

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