By Peter Iverson

Now not in the past, the tale of the yank West used to be an easy story. Its subject matter was once "The successful of the West," and its plot easily Euro-Americans as they galloped around the continent. yet through the final 20 years, historians like Scott C. Zeman have began to envision the tale and separate the myths from the facts.Today the heritage of the yankee West is set the land itself; approximately conquest and colonization; approximately migration and social switch. Its heroes are usually not merely white males, but in addition girls and youngsters, and peoples of African, Asian, local American, and eu descent.In this brand new chronology, readers can discover 1000s of political, social, and cultural plot issues, from the arriving of the continent's first migrants greater than 20,000 years in the past to the Wounded Knee bloodbath in 1890, and from the of entirety of the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1977 to the shootings at Columbine highschool in 2000.

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Spain first laid claim to the area in 1543, and England established its first, if tenuous, claims to the region when Francis Drake proclaimed it to be under the British flag in 1579. British claims were bolstered in 1778 when James Cook, another famous British sea captain, established firmer grounds for Britain&"bibtitle">Further Reading Merk, Frederick, The Oregon Question: Essays in Anglo-American Diplomacy and Politics (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1967); and Schwantes, Carlos, The Pacific Northwest: An Interpretive History (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996).

Foreigners in Their Native Land: Historical Roots of the Mexican Americans [Albquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1973], 163&"bibtitle">Further Reading Griswold del Castillo, Richard, The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Legacy of Conflict (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990). focus(); } Page 139 &"top" width="80%"> Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902) Albert Bierstadt, the German-born painter who captured the majesty of the western landscape, first came to the United States in 1832 when his family settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

In 1871, Harte began writing for the Atlantic Monthly. He relocated to New England where he joined the luminous literary circle of Cover 41 42 Cover writers including James Russell Lowell and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. S. consul to Germany and Scotland. Harte spent the remainder of his life in London and never returned to the West that had inspired his literary career. Further Reading O’Connor, Richard, Bret Harte: A Biography (Boston: Little, Brown 1966); and Scharnhorst, Gary, Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000).

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