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The American West
Description Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
* Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon.
* Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape.
* The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories.
* The growth of railway and road networks can be explored through maps and through records of key railroad companies.
* Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.
* Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West. * There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South.
* Literary and historical works - as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West - with first-hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.
* Native American history and culture is also very well documented.
Full-Text yes
Subjects history; general subjects
Author/Provider Adam Matthew Digital
Coverage 1800s
Off-Campus Access yes
Simultaneous Users unlimited
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