Summary Book Review The Plains Across by John David Unruh:
Download or read book The Plains Across written by John David Unruh and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 565 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most honored book ever released by the University of Illinois Press, The Plains Across was the result of more than a decade's work by its author. Here, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Oregon Trail, is a paperback reissue that includes the notes, bibliography, and illustrations contained in the 1979 cloth edition.
Summary Book Review The Young Adventurer: or, Tom's Trip Across the Plains by Horatio Alger:
Download or read book The Young Adventurer: or, Tom's Trip Across the Plains written by Horatio Alger and published by Litres. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :Shirley Ann Wilson Moore Publisher :University of Oklahoma Press Release Date :2016-10-20 ISBN 10 :9780806156859 Pages :384 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (685 users download)
Summary Book Review Sweet Freedom's Plains by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore:
Download or read book Sweet Freedom's Plains written by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The westward migration of nearly half a million Americans in the mid-nineteenth century looms large in U.S. history. Classic images of rugged Euro-Americans traversing the plains in their prairie schooners still stir the popular imagination. But this traditional narrative, no matter how alluring, falls short of the actual—and far more complex—reality of the overland trails. Among the diverse peoples who converged on the western frontier were African American pioneers—men, women, and children. Whether enslaved or free, they too were involved in this transformative movement. Sweet Freedom’s Plains is a powerful retelling of the migration story from their perspective. Tracing the journeys of black overlanders who traveled the Mormon, California, Oregon, and other trails, Shirley Ann Wilson Moore describes in vivid detail what they left behind, what they encountered along the way, and what they expected to find in their new, western homes. She argues that African Americans understood advancement and prosperity in ways unique to their situation as an enslaved and racially persecuted people, even as they shared many of the same hopes and dreams held by their white contemporaries. For African Americans, the journey westward marked the beginning of liberation and transformation. At the same time, black emigrants’ aspirations often came into sharp conflict with real-world conditions in the West. Although many scholars have focused on African Americans who settled in the urban West, their early trailblazing voyages into the Oregon Country, Utah Territory, New Mexico Territory, and California deserve greater attention. Having combed censuses, maps, government documents, and white overlanders’ diaries, along with the few accounts written by black overlanders or passed down orally to their living descendants, Moore gives voice to the countless, mostly anonymous black men and women who trekked the plains and mountains. Sweet Freedom’s Plains places African American overlanders where they belong—at the center of the western migration narrative. Their experiences and perspectives enhance our understanding of this formative period in American history.
Summary Book Review Imagining the Plains of Latin America by Axel Pérez Trujillo Diniz:
Download or read book Imagining the Plains of Latin America written by Axel Pérez Trujillo Diniz and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Pampas lowlands of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil to the Altiplano plateau that stretches between Chile and Peru, the plains of Latin America have haunted the literature and culture of the continent. Bringing these landscapes into focus as a major subject of Latin American culture, this book outlines innovative new ecocritcial readings of canonical literary texts from the 19th century to the present. Tracing these natural landscapes across national borders the book develops a new transnational understanding of Hispanic culture in South America and expands the scope of the contemporary environmental humanities. Texts covered include works by: Ciro Alegría, Manoel de Barros, Ezequiel Martínez Estrada, Rómulo Gallegos, José Eustasio Rivera, João Guimarães Rosa, and Domingo Sarmiento.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of the Great Plains by David J. Wishart:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Great Plains written by David J. Wishart and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 962 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have
Summary Book Review Images of the Plains by Brian W. Blouet:
Download or read book Images of the Plains written by Brian W. Blouet and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1975-01-01 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sixteen papers by foremost American, Canadian, and English historical geographers examine the sources of Imagery of the American and Canadian Great Plains, the processes of image formation, and the behavioral implications of various kinds of images. The papers deal with exploratory images of the Plains, resource evaluation in the prefrontier West, governmental appraisal of the western frontier, real and imagined climatic hazards, the desert and garden myths, and adaptations to reality.
Summary Book Review Crops Against the Wind on the Southern Great Plains by Glenn Kenton Rule:
Download or read book Crops Against the Wind on the Southern Great Plains written by Glenn Kenton Rule and published by . This book was released on 1939 with total page 74 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review My Auburn: Four Decades on the Plains by Gerald Leischuck:
Download or read book My Auburn: Four Decades on the Plains written by Gerald Leischuck and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born on a farm in Colorado during the Great Depression, Gerald Leischuck was determined to prepare himself for a career away from farming and caring for livestock. Encouraged by his parents to obtain an education that prepared himself for opportunities arising from a developing America, he studied to become a teacher and then was steered to graduate work, leading to the doctorate. Because of the Civil Rights Movement led by Freedom Riders in the early 1960s, he was drawn to the south, first to study at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, known as the Loveliest Village on the Plains, then offered an entry level position in the universitys central administration. The story details an increasingly responsible career on the teams of six consecutive Auburn University presidents during difficult as well as easier times, ending with retirement as executive assistant to the president and secretary to the board of trustees.
Summary Book Review The Trail Boys on the Plains by Jay Winthrop Allen:
Download or read book The Trail Boys on the Plains written by Jay Winthrop Allen and published by The Floating Press. This book was released on 2015-05-01 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best chums Chet Havens and Digby Fordham take on feats of daring and danger in The Trail Boys on the Plains. Set in a remote mining town in the heart of the Rockies, this classic action-adventure tale begins with a tragic accident that brings the community to its knees. The Trail Boys set off to help -- and encounter a legendary beast along the way.
Summary Book Review The Great Plains by Walter Prescott Webb:
Download or read book The Great Plains written by Walter Prescott Webb and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1959-01-01 with total page 525 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the changes initiated into the systems and culture of the plain dwellers
Summary Book Review Bison and People on the North American Great Plains by Geoff Cunfer:
Download or read book Bison and People on the North American Great Plains written by Geoff Cunfer and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The near disappearance of the American bison in the nineteenth century is commonly understood to be the result of over-hunting, capitalist greed, and all but genocidal military policy. This interpretation remains seductive because of its simplicity; there are villains and victims in this familiar cautionary tale of the American frontier. But as this volume of groundbreaking scholarship shows, the story of the bison’s demise is actually quite nuanced. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains brings together voices from several disciplines to offer new insights on the relationship between humans and animals that approached extinction. The essays here transcend the border between the United States and Canada to provide a continental context. Contributors include historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and Native American perspectives. This book explores the deep past and examines the latest knowledge on bison anatomy and physiology, how bison responded to climate change (especially drought), and early bison hunters and pre-contact trade. It also focuses on the era of European contact, in particular the arrival of the horse, and some of the first known instances of over-hunting. By the nineteenth century bison reached a “tipping point” as a result of new tanning practices, an early attempt at protective legislation, and ventures to introducing cattle as a replacement stock. The book concludes with a Lakota perspective featuring new ethnohistorical research. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains is a major contribution to environmental history, western history, and the growing field of transnational history.
Summary Book Review Great Plains by Michael Forsberg:
Download or read book Great Plains written by Michael Forsberg and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2019-03-22 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Plains were once among the greatest grasslands on the planet. But as the United States and Canada grew westward, the Plains were plowed up, fenced in, overgrazed, and otherwise degraded. Today, this fragmented landscape is the most endangered and least protected ecosystem in North America. But all is not lost on the prairie. Through lyrical photographs, essays, historical images, and maps, this beautifully illustrated book gets beneath the surface of the Plains, revealing the lingering wild that still survives and whose diverse natural communities, native creatures, migratory traditions, and natural systems together create one vast and extraordinary whole. Three broad geographic regions in Great Plains are covered in detail, evoked in the unforgettable and often haunting images taken by Michael Forsberg. Between the fall of 2005 and the winter of 2008, Forsberg traveled roughly 100,000 miles across 12 states and three provinces, from southern Canada to northern Mexico, to complete the photographic fieldwork for this project, underwritten by The Nature Conservancy. Complementing Forsberg’s images and firsthand accounts are essays by Great Plains scholar David Wishart and acclaimed writer Dan O’Brien. Each section of the book begins with a thorough overview by Wishart, while O’Brien—a wildlife biologist and rancher as well as a writer—uses his powerful literary voice to put the Great Plains into a human context, connecting their natural history with man’s uses and abuses. The Great Plains are a dynamic but often forgotten landscape—overlooked, undervalued, misunderstood, and in desperate need of conservation. This book helps lead the way forward, informing and inspiring readers to recognize the wild spirit and splendor of this irreplaceable part of the planet.
Summary Book Review A Great Plains Reader by Diane Dufva Quantic:
Download or read book A Great Plains Reader written by Diane Dufva Quantic and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the days of Native history to the realities of life on a present-day reservation.
Summary Book Review The Greater Plains by Brian Frehner:
Download or read book The Greater Plains written by Brian Frehner and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2021-07 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Greater Plains tells a new story of a region, stretching from the state of Texas to the province of Alberta, where the environments are as varied as the myriad ways people have inhabited them. These innovative essays document a complicated history of human interactions with a sometimes plentiful and sometimes foreboding landscape, from the Native Americans who first shaped the prairies with fire to twentieth-century oil regimes whose pipelines linked the region to the world. The Greater Plains moves beyond the narrative of ecological desperation that too often defines the region in scholarly works and in popular imagination. Using the lenses of grasses, animals, water, and energy, the contributors reveal tales of human adaptation through technologies ranging from the travois to bookkeeping systems and hybrid wheat. Transnational in its focus and interdisciplinary in its scholarship, The Greater Plains brings together leading historians, geographers, anthropologists, and archaeologists to chronicle a past rich with paradoxical successes and failures, conflicts and cooperation, but also continual adaptation to the challenging and ever-shifting environmental conditions of the North American heartland.