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Westward expansion : a history of the American frontier / Ray Allen Billington, Martin Ridge.

; Ridge, Martin
5th ed.. London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, [1982] .
ISBN 0023098406

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Other Title History of the American frontier
Other Authors Ridge, Martin.
Subjects Frontier.
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 1803-1865.
Mississippi River Valley.
Territorial expansion.
USA -- Weststaaten.
United States -- History -- 1783-1865.
United States -- History.
United States -- Migration, Internal.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
United States, West -- History.
United States, West.
United States.
West (U.S.) -- History.
Description xv, 892 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-858) and index.
Summary Although the text sets out the remarkable story of the American frontier, which became, almost from the beginning, an archetypal narrative of the new American nation's successful expansion, the authors do not forget the social, environmental, and human cost of national expansion. While most Americans take pride in the nation's frontier heritage and its associated myths, they also share that history with others--especially with people of color--in whose collective memories the story of the American west is rendered both dark and painful. Westward Expansion encourages an understanding of American "westering" that is mindful of the racism and excessive nationalism that frequently marred the Western frontier experience. At the same time, the authors understand a sense of optimism, a profound faith in individuals' own abilities, the willingness to innovate, and an abiding trust in democracy to be the transcendent values of the frontier experience, traits that continue to influence the character of America's people long after the close of the western frontier.
Contents Section I. The Colonial Frontier --- Section II. The Trans-Appalachain Frontier --- Section III. The Trans-Mississippi Frontier.
Genre History.
Geographic Area West (U.S.)
United States
Mississippi River
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8121105
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Billington, Ray Allen, 1903-1981.
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