The Contested Plains

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Pub. Date: 2000-02-01
Publisher(s): Univ Pr of Kansas
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Summary

Winner: Francis Parkman Prize. Pen Center West Award. Ray Allen Billington Prize. Caughey Western History Prize. Western Writers of America Spur Award. Caroline Bancroft Prize. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Elliott West is professor of history at the University of Arkansas.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Prologue: A Scrap and a Panicp. 1
Visions
The Old Worldp. 17
Frontiers and Visionsp. 33
The Called Out Peoplep. 63
Gold Rush
The Goldp. 97
The Gatheringp. 115
The Rushp. 145
Power
Path of Empirep. 173
On the Road to a Flourishing Mountain Statep. 207
The People of the Centrep. 237
The Miseries of Failurep. 271
Epilogue: Stories in the Teeth of Lifep. 317
Notesp. 339
Bibliographyp. 383
Indexp. 407
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