The Forgotten Founders
Rethinking the History of the Old West New edition
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Forgotten Founders by Stewart L. Udall
Book DescriptionFormer secretary of the interior and native westerner Stewart L. Udall draws on extensive research and his vast knowledge of and experience in the American West to offer a provocative new look at one of the most important chapters of American history. He presents a fascinating and wide-ranging overview of western history and those who have written about it, challenging conventional wisdom on subjects ranging from Manifest Destiny to the importance of Eastern capitalists to the role of religion in westward settlement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559638944
(229mm x 252mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stewart L. Udall
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An exploration of the American West, making a case that the key players in the western settlement were the sturdy families who travelled great distances to set down communities. Instead of the "wild west" of films the text points to the settlers who wanted stability not aggression.
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Author Biography - Stewart L. Udall
Stewart L. Udall was elected to four terms as congressman from Arizona before being appointed by President John F. Kennedy to be secretary of the interior, a position he held for eight years during the administrations of President Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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