American Frontier and Western Issues: A Historiographical Review

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NOTES
1.
Leland D. Baldwin, The Keelboat Age on Western Waters ( Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1941).
2.
Oscar Osburn Winther, "The Transportation Frontier, Trans-Mississippi West, 1865- 1890" ( New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964).
3.
Harry Sinclair Drago, The Steamboaters ( New York: Bramhall House, 1967).
4.
William E. Lass, A History of Steamboating on the Upper Missouri River ( Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1962); William J. Petersen, Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi ( Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1968); Walter Havighurst, River to the West: Three Centuries of the Ohio ( New York: Putnam, 1970); Richard E. Lingenfelter , Steamboats on the Colorado River, 1852-1916 ( Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1978).
5.
See Mildred Lucille Hartsough, From Canoe to Steel Barge on the Upper Mississippi ( Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1934); Jerry MacMullen, Paddlewheel Days in California ( Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1944); Randall V. Mills , Stern-wheelers Up Columbia: A Century of Steamboating in the Oregon Country ( Palo Alto, Calif.: Pacific Books, 1947).
6.
Raymond H. Merritt, Creativity, Conflict and Controversy: A History of the St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1979). See also Robert L. Branyan, Taming the Mighty Missouri: A History of the Kansas City District Corps of Engineers, 1907-1971 ( Kansas City: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, 1974); Ronald Tweet, A History of the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers ( Rock Island: U.S. Army Engineers District, Rock Island, 1975); Frederick J. Dobney, River Engineers on the Middle Mississippi: A History of the St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1977); Leland R. Johnson, Engineers on the Twin Rivers: A History of the Nashville District Corps of Engineers United States Army ( Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1977).
7.
Alvin Fay Harlow, Old Towpaths: The Story of the American Canal Era ( New York: D. Appleton Company, 1926).
8.
Works that use the "new" economic history include Carter Goodrich, Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800-1890 ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1960); Goodrich, ed., Canals and American Economic Development ( New York: Columbia University Press, 1961); Ralph D. Gray, The National Waterway: A History of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, 1769-1965 ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1967).
9.
Ronald E. Shaw, Erie Water West: A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 ( Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1966).
10.
Harry N. Scheiber, Ohio Canal Era: A Case Study of Government and the Economy, 1820-1861 ( Athens: Ohio University Press, 1969).
11.
Paul Fatout, Indiana Canals ( West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Studies, 1972); Clayton P. Yoder, Delaware Canal Journal: A Definitive History of the Canal and the River Valley Through Which It Flows ( Bethlehem, Pa.: Canal Press, 1972); John N. Dickinson , To Build a Canal: Sault Ste. Marie, 1853-1854 and After ( Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1981).
12.
Shaw is already the author of a superb overview essay on the canal phenomenon,

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vi
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 6
  • 2 - The Environment and the Frontier 7
  • Notes 21
  • 3 - Economic Development of the American West 27
  • Notes 42
  • 4 - Agriculture and Livestock Production 51
  • Notes 60
  • 5 - Frontier Urbanization 69
  • Notes 82
  • 6 - Frontier and Western Transportation 89
  • Notes 104
  • 7 - Mining Frontiers 109
  • Notes 124
  • 8 - Frontier Social History 131
  • Notes 144
  • 9 - Historians and Indians 149
  • Notes 169
  • 10 - Frontier Women 179
  • Notes 194
  • 11 - Ethnic Groups and the Frontier 199
  • Notes 211
  • 12 - Foreign Affairs and Expansion 217
  • Notes 229
  • 13 - Territorial Government 235
  • Notes 244
  • 14 - The Frontier Army 253
  • Notes 264
  • Sources and Repositories for Frontier and Western History 275
  • Index 279
  • About the Contributors 301
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