The Resource The Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop

The Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop

Label
The Old West
Title
The Old West
Statement of responsibility
Stephen G. Hyslop
Title variation
National Geographic the old West
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The lives, legends, and epic events that made the American West a world-renowned symbol of true grit are showcased in this gorgeous volume featuring the Gold Rush, the Indian Wars, cowboys, outlaws, and more. From the first wagon trains to the building of the railroads, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing stories of grit, tragedy, and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, this is the definitive history of a time and place that forever lives in legend. Travel with fur traders and trappers through the Pacific northwest; read accounts of brave pioneers heading west along the Oregon Trail; see 19th-century technology progress as the golden spike connects the east and west coasts; and learn the stories of unforgettable characters who made the American West. The history starts with the early explorers who laid claim to the West, altering forever the lives and lands of the Native Americans. Illustrations and archival imagery illuminate the conquest by the Spanish and other Europeans, exploration by Americans, the land rushes by settlers, the Indian Wars, the gold rushes, cowboy culture, loggers, railroad builders, and more. Sidebars showcase fascinating figures and topics of the Old West, including: Annie Oakley, gunslinger and performer; the rise of the copper kings; 'Western' motion pictures; feuds between cowboys, ranchers, and sheep herders, and more"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.H995 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
National Geographic
Target audience
adult
The Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop
Label
The Old West, Stephen G. Hyslop
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The Louisiana Purchase and the contest for the West -- Westward expansion, 1803-1846 -- The Mexican War and the Gold Rush, 1846-1861 -- Preserving the Union and spanning the continent, 1861-1869 -- War for the Plains, 1870-1879 -- Law and disorder, 1880-1889 -- Conclusion: The last frontiers, 1890-1912
  • In honor of Jon McDaniel on his December 2015 retirement after serving as Library Director since July 1996
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781426215568
Isbn Type
(hardcover deluxe edition : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015013129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903284423
  • (OCoLC)ocn903284423
  • 468555

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