The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West (Paperback)
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The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 21/09/1988
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The "settling" of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West "meant business" in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393304978
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 473 g
Dimensions: 211 x 140 x 28 mm


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"In stripping the frontier of kitsch fantasy, Patricia Limerick has prised us away from an Ivy League model of a land of conquest and open opportunity. She offers instead the earthy, uncomfortable reality of a living west." The Guardian"

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