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Map/Atlas
Author Hayes, Derek, 1947-

Title Historical atlas of the American West [cartographic material] : with original maps / Derek Hayes

Publ Info Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]
2009
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Newport  G1381 .S1 H39 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  G1381.S1 H39 2009    AVAILABLE  Oversize
1 copy ordered for CCRI-Newport orders on 06-16-2011.
Descript 1 atlas (288 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 35 cm
cartographic image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Relief shown by contours and hachures
Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-279) and index
Contents A new perspective on the history of the west -- The native west -- A west before the west -- Seven cities of gold -- An English interloper -- The northern provinces of New Spain -- Other nations explore the west -- France in the west -- A river to the west -- A great land to the east -- The sea of the west -- Charting the west coast -- The road to Manifest Destiny -- Before Lewis and Clark -- The Louisiana Purchase -- Ocean in view -- The great American desert -- Mountain men -- Russia in California -- The Mexican west -- The republic of Texas -- The Oregon question -- An American west -- The rush west -- Oregon and the Oregon Trail -- The Mormon trek -- California gold -- The Comstock lode -- Gold and silver -- War in the west -- Linking the west -- By stage and wagon and Pony Express -- Surveying a railroad -- A transcontinental railroad -- Opening the west -- The Kansas Pacific -- The Oregon Short Line -- A northwest link -- Southern lines -- More transcontinentals -- A mineral bonanza -- Liquid gold -- A unequal fight -- Settling and watering the west -- Subdividing the land -- A western utopia -- Reclaiming the dry lands -- Selling the west to settlers -- Science and surveys -- The political evolution of the west -- An urban west -- San Francisco and the Bay Area -- Los Angeles -- San Diego -- Central Valley cities -- Las Vegas -- The Pacific northwest -- Salt Lake City -- Arizona capitals -- Albuquerque -- Denver -- Colorado Springs -- The gateways to the Plains -- The cities of Texas -- Anchorage -- Selling the west -- Enticing the east west--tourism -- Send the west east--produce -- Opening the west-- yet more -- Good roads everywhere -- Distance tamed -- Want, water, and war -- The Depression years -- The big water projects -- The west at war -- The postwar west -- Railroads -- Freeways -- Escape -- Alaska -- Water--again -- Energy -- The fun west -- Retirement and resorts -- The west today -- Map catalog -- Sources of other illustrations -- Bibliography -- Index
Note "Presents a sweeping history of the American West through more than 600 original full-color maps and extensive explanatory text."--Book jacket
LC subject West (U.S.) -- Historical geography -- Maps
West (U.S.) -- History
ISBN 9780520256521 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520256522 (cloth : alk. paper)