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Into the West : from Reconstruction to the final days of the American frontier

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
With profiles of Jesse James and the Outlaws, reviews of the California Gold Rush, and the Battle of Little Bighorn, this informative guide takes an in-depth look at the people, places, and events that played a role in developing the Old West and American Frontier, complete with maps, period photos, and illustrations. --Publisher's description.

Read about the Old West and its people.

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Genre/Form: Literature
Biographies
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McPherson, James M.
Into the West.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2006
(OCoLC)894798799
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 0689865430 9780689865435 1416928227 9781416928225
OCLC Number: 61687645
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
Contents: Civil War --
Reconstruction begins: 1863-1864 --
Homestead Act --
American frontier: 1865 --
First settlers: Native Americans --
Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and presidential reconstruction --
"Contrabands" and Freedmen --
Carpetbaggers and scalawags --
Transcontinental Railroad --
Civil War amendments --
Land and social reform in the South --
Sodbusters and barbed wire --
Congressional reconstruction --
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson --
President Ulysses S. Grant --
Corruption, scandal, and the Civil Service --
Immigrants --
Roughing it: Women on the Frontier --
Wyoming territory and women's suffrage --
Civil Rights Act of 1875 --
Prejudice, racism, and the Ku Klux Klan --
End of Reconstruction: 1877 --
Cowboy --
Cattle drives --
Map for highways for the herds --
Broken treaties and reservations --
Outlaws --
Wild west in popular culture --
Lawmen --
Indian wars in the Northern plains --
Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and the Sioux --
Battle of the Little Bighorn --
Buffalo soldiers --
Frontier arts and letters --
Indian wars in the Southwest --
Geronimo and the Apache --
Ghost dance --
Last days of the Frontier: 1890 --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
American frontier web sites --
Index.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.

Abstract:

With profiles of Jesse James and the Outlaws, reviews of the California Gold Rush, and the Battle of Little Bighorn, this informative guide takes an in-depth look at the people, places, and events that played a role in developing the Old West and American Frontier, complete with maps, period photos, and illustrations. --Publisher's description.

Read about the Old West and its people.

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