American Frontier and Western Issues: A Historiographical Review

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NOTES
1.
Emerson Hough, The Passing of the Frontier ( New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1921), p. 93.
2.
Everett Dick, "Sunbonnet and Calico, the Homesteader's Consort", Nebraska History 47 ( March 1966): 12-13; Page Smith, Daughters of the Promised Land ( Boston: Little, Brown, 1970), p. 223; Dee Brown, The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West ( New York: Putnam, 1958; reprint ed. Bantam Books, 1974), p. 269.
3.
Kent L. Steckmesser, The Western Hero in History and Legend ( Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965), pp. 246-47.
4.
Richard A. Bartlett, The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890 ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1974), p. 350.
5.
Brown, Gentle Tamers, p. 269.
6.
Christine Stansell, "Women on the Great Plains, 1865-1890", Women's Studies 4, no. 1 ( 1976): 87-98; Lillian Schlissel, "Women's Diaries on the Western Frontier", American Studies 18 (Spring 1977): 88, 90, 92; John Faragher and Christine Stansell, "Women and Their Families on the Overland Trail to California and Oregon, 1842- 1867", Feminist Studies 2, nos. 2/3 ( 1975): 160.
7.
Robert F. Berkhofer Jr., "Space, Time, Culture and the New Frontier", Agricultural History 38 ( January 1964): 21-30.
8.
Sandra L. Myres, ed., Cavalry Wife: The Diary of Eveline M. Alexander, 1866- 1867 ( College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1977); Myres, Ho for California!: Women's Overland Diaries From the Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library, 1980).
9.
See, for example, Glenda Riley, ed., "Pioneer Migration: The Diary of Mary Alice Shutes", Parts 1 and 2, Annals of Iowa 43 (Winter 1977): 487-514; (Spring 1977): 567-92; Riley, ed., "Family Life on the Frontier: The Diary of Kitturah Penton Belknap", Annals of Iowa 44 (Summer 1977): 31-51; Riley, ed., "A Prairie Diary", Annals of Iowa 44 (Fall 1977): 103-17; Riley, ed., "Civil War Wife: The Letters of Harriet Jane Thompson", Parts 1 and 2, Annals of Iowa 44 (Winter 1978): 214-31; (Spring 1978): 296-314; Riley, ed., "The Morse Family Letters: A New Home in Iowa, 1856-1862", Annals of Iowa 45 (Winter 1980): 212-27; Riley, ed., "Eighty Six Years in Iowa: The Memoir of Ada Mae Brinton", Annals of Iowa 45 (Winter 1981): 551-67.
10.
See, for example, Christiane Fischer, ed., Let Them Speak for Themselves: Women in the American West, 1849-1900 ( Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1977).
11.
Lillian Schlissel, Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey ( New York: Schocken Books, 1982); Schlissel, "Women's Diaries on the Western Frontier", pp. 14, 28, 150.
12.
Elizabeth Hampsten, Read This Only to Yourself: The Private Writings of Midwestern Women, 1880-1910 ( Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982), pp. viii-xi, 29-31. See also Cathy Luchetti and Carol Olwell, Women of the West ( St. George, Utah: Antelope Island Press, 1982); Kenneth L. Holmes, ed., Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1890, 4 vols. ( Glendale, Calif.: Arthur H. Clark, 1983-85).
13.
Linda Rasmussen, Lorna Rasmussen, Candace Savage, and Anne Wheeler, A Harvest Yet to Reap: A History of Prairie Women ( Toronto: Women's Press, 1981).
14.
Glenda Riley, "Images of the Frontierswomen: Iowa as a Case Study", Western Historical Quarterly 8 ( April 1977): 189-202; Beverly J. Stoeltje, "'A Helpmate forMan Indeed': The Image of the Frontier Woman"

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Table of contents

  • 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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