American Frontier and Western Issues: A Historiographical Review

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About the Contributors

JO TICE BLOOM of Stockton, California, is a Doctoral Graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a specialist in the history of the American territorial system in the early national period. In addition to teaching in Wisconsin and Maryland, she held a Fulbright lectureship in 1977 to teach American and world history at Kabul University, Afghanistan. She has published articles and reviews in Western Historical Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, and elsewhere.

ANNE M. BUTLER is an Associate Professor of History at Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, where she studied with Walter Rundell. She is the author of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-1890 ( University of Illinois Press, 1985) and editor of U.S. Senate Election, Expulsion, and Censure Cases ( U.S. Senate Historical Office, 1985). She has written articles on the range cattle industry, frontier prostitution, and Walter Prescott Webb.

H. ROGER GRANT is a Professor of History at the University of Akron. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1970, where he was a student of Lewis Atherton. Grant is the author of five books, including Self- Help in the 1890's Depression ( Iowa State University Press, 1983) and The Corn Belt Route: A History of the Chicago Great Western Railroad Company ( Northern Illinois University Press, 1984). He is currently at work on a book-length history of "The Gentle Utopians: Jacob Beilhart and the Spirit Fruit Society" and a study of the Chicago & North Western Railway Company.

JOHN D. HAEGER is Professor of History and chair of the department at Central Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. from Loyola University ( Chicago). He is the author of The Investment Frontier ( SUNY Press, 1981) and has pub-

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Table of contents

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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