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Traces the development of the Far West and Great Plains after the passing of the California gold rush, followed by cattlemen, merchants, and bankers
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Paul focuses on the development of the mining industry, which he believes was the primary factor in encouraging settlement in the West. The development of cities and improvements in transportation and agriculture are viewed as responses to the needs of the miners. Only the Mormons are not placed into this framework. Although one can disagree with Paul's view, it does serve as a means of organizing and interpreting a large mass of historical data, which Paul does very well. A useful introduction to a complex subject; for most libraries. Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG0060914483
Book Description HarperCollins, 1989. Condition: New. Morris, Richard B. (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0060914483
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0060914483
Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Morris, Richard B. (illustrator). Seller Inventory # DADAX0060914483