Defining Documents in American History: The American West (1836-1900), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619255340
  • ISBN-13: 9781619255340
  • DDC: 978.02
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Provides readers with a new, interesting way to study the impact of the American West on American history. Through in-depth analysis of important primary documents from 1836-1900, readers will gain new insight into the causes, issues and lasting effects of this pivotal time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
Shifting Borders.
1: On Texas Independence.
2: A Foreigner in My Own Land.
3: Mexican Denunciations of the United States.
4: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
5: On Seizing Land from Native Californians.
6: Walt Whitman: The Spanish Element in Our Nationality.
Westward Movement.
7: The Fremont Expedition Across the Sierra Nevada Range.
8: Across the Plains in 1844.
9: Donner Party Diary.
10: The Discovery of Gold in California.
11: A Woman's Trip Across the Plains.
12: Observations Regarding the Transcontinental Railroad.
13: The Rush to Oklahoma.
14: Mormon Disavowal of Plural Marriage.
Indian Wars and Woes.
15: Accounts of the Sand Creek Massacre.
16: Status Report on the Condition of the Navajos.
17: Trouble on the Paiute Reservation.
18: Treaty of Fort Laramie.
19: Accounts of the Battle of Little Bighorn.
20: Speech by Chief Joseph on a Visit to Washington, DC.
21: President Chester Arthur: Indian Policy Reform.
22: The Surrender of Geronimo.
23: The Dawes Act.
24: Wovoka: The Messiah Letter.
25: The Ghost Dance Among the Lakota.
26: Eyewitness to the Massacre at Wounded Knee.
27: Lakota Accounts of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.
Asian American Affairs.
28: A Chinese American Protest.
29: People v. Hall.
30: Chinese Exclusion Act.
Cowboys and Outlaws.
31: On Being a Pony Express Rider.
32: Jesse James in His Own Defense.
33: On Billy the Kid.
34: Shootout at the O.K. Corral.
35: Theodore Roosevelt in Cowboy-Land.
36: A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers.
Environmental Actions.
37: The Alaska Purchase.
38: From Canyons of the Colorado.
39: The Establishment of Yellowstone National Park.
40: The Extermination of the American Bison.
41: Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park.
42: Letters to John Muir.
Beyond The West.
43: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
44: The Significance of the Frontier in American History.
45: The March of the Flag.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.