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Published: 11 December 2014

160 Pages | 10 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199858934

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The American West: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Aron

Very Short Introductions

  • Aron has appeared on a number of documentaries and television programs, including several episodes of "Who Do You Think You Are?"
  • Outlines a much longer chronology of the American West than conventional western histories
  • Explores colonial frontiers from the Atlantic to the Pacific and American Wests that were once east of the Mississippi
  • Focuses on convergences of cultures that occurred on frontiers and in multi-ethnic western neighborhoods