American West

Gold Mountain Turned to Dust

Essays on the Legal History of the Chinese in the Nineteenth-Century American West
By John R. Wunder

This legal history of the Chinese experience in the American West, based on the author’s lifetime of research in legal sources all over the West—from California to Montana to New Mexico—serves as a basic account of the legal treatment of Chinese immigrants in the West.

Subjects: American WestLaw

Woodswork

New and Selected Stories of the American West
By Miles Wilson

These stories from four decades are grounded in the geographical, cultural, and psychological American West.

Tortillas, Tiswin, and T-Bones

A Food History of the Southwest
By Gregory McNamee

In this entertaining history, Gregory McNamee explores the many ethnic and cultural traditions that have contributed to the food of the Southwest.

The Life of Yellowstone Kelly

By Jerry Keenan

Based on Kelly's memoirs and correspondence, this is the first full-length biography of an extraordinary man of the American West.

Deep Waters

Frank Waters Remembered in Letters and Commentary
By Alan Louis Kishbaugh

A lively introduction to the breadth of Waters’s work, Deep Waters touches on themes of ecology, philosophy, pre-Columbiana, Eastern philosophy, Egyptology, American Indians, and a host of other subjects reflecting the great cultural shifts occurring at the time.

Behind the Carbon Curtain

The Energy Industry, Political Censorship, and Free Speech
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Exploring censorship imposed by corporate wealth and power, this book focuses on the energy industry in Wyoming, where coal, oil, and gas are pillars of the economy.

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them

Reminiscences of John P. Meadows
Edited by John P. Wilson

A collection of John P. Meadows's interviews originally given to refute inaccuracies in the 1930 movie Billy the Kid. Also includes Meadows's memories of the Southwest's frontier days and the characters he knew.

What They Left Behind

Photographs
Photographs by Richard S. Buswell

Although rooted in Buswell’s experience as a lifelong Montanan, the photographs in this book are no more (or less) “about” Montana than James Joyce’s Dubliners, Portrait of an Artist, or Ulysses are “about” Dublin.

Heroes without Glory

Some Good Men of the Old West
By Jack Schaefer

Schaefer profiles pioneers of the West—the doctors, explorers, and cowboys who settled the challenging landscape and built communities in the Old West.

Middle of Nowhere

Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain
By Sara M. Patterson

In Middle of Nowhere Sara M. Patterson argues that Leonard Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully.

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