Frontier and region: essays in honor of Martin Ridge by Hutton, Martin Ridge, Robert C. Ritchie

By Hutton, Martin Ridge, Robert C. Ritchie

Twelve unique historians discover regionalism, politics, pop culture, and historiography within the frontier and American West. each one article demonstrates how frontier and zone are nonetheless important to the certainty of America's previous. different themes comprise Davy Crockett, Annie Oakley, Buffalo invoice, Frederick Jackson Turner, Herbert E. Bolton, literary Turnerians, atmosphere, exploration, and western federalism. those papers have been brought in 1992 on the Huntington Library upon the retirement of Martin Ridge. members are Richard White, Howard Lamar, Glenda Riley, Melody Webb, Walter Nugent, James P. Ronda, Albert L. Hurtado, Paul Andrew Hutton, James H. Madison, Charles E. Rankin, Donald J. Pisani, and Richard Lowitt.

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By 1875 the company had laid out streets, built forty homes, planted 150,000 grapevines and 100,000 fruit trees, and much else. The earliest historical sketch of Pasadena, by one of Berry's group, concluded: Knowest thou the land where the citron and olive is fairest of fruit And the voice of the meadowlark never is mute? It is Pasadena. The activities of Berry and his associates were no longer at the midwestern rural pace, the pace of the traditional settlement frontier. This breathtaking pace, while not unique for its timeChicagoans were moving fast, toowould, however, become the normal mode in this new, far West: they comprised a unique concoction of entrepreneurship, adaptation, and rapture at the climate and beauty of the place.

Ronda 27 3. Diverging Trails Why the Midwest Is Not the West James H. Madison 43 Part II. The Political West 4. Type and Stereotype Frederic E. Lockley, Pioneer Journalist Charles E. Rankin 57 5. Federalism and the American West, 19001940 Donald J. Pisani 83 6. Hetch Hetchy Phase II The Senate Debate Richard Lowitt 109 Page vi 7. Parks for People Lyndon Johnson and the National Park System Melody Webb 121 Part III. The Popular West 8. "Sunrise in His Pocket" The Crockett Almanacs and the Birth of an American Legend Paul Andrew Hutton 141 9.

Discovery and exploration. )Politics and government. )Historiography.  Ridge, Martin. , 1938 .  Hutton, Paul Andrew, 1949 . F884 1997 978dC2197-22538 CIP Page v CONTENTS Preface Robert C. Ritchie vii Introduction Paul Andrew Hutton ix Part I. Locating the West 1. The "Finding" of the West Walter Nugent 3 2. A Promise of Rivers Thomas Jefferson and the Exploration of Western Waterways James P. Ronda 27 3. Diverging Trails Why the Midwest Is Not the West James H. Madison 43 Part II. The Political West 4.

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