Featured Book Series: Two Titles on the American West

CFH member Will Katerberg (Calvin College) is the editor of two series on the American West that may be of interest to CFH graduate members.

The first is a textbook *Conquests and Consequences: The American West from Frontier to Region* published by Harlan-Davidson.  The publisher’s website describes, “It pits the famous ‘frontier thesisl of Frederick Jackson Turner against competing ways of understanding the history of the U.S. West—from ‘borderlands’ approaches to the ‘metropolitan thesis’ of Western Canadian Historians, frontiers as zones of racial conflict, and the ‘New Western History’ of the 1980s and 1990s. It encourages readers to consider what these diverse perspectives on the region and its history have to say about the present and future of the American ’empire.”

 

 

 

 

The second title is Sheila McManus’s *Choices and Chances: A History of Women in the U.S. West*.  This book is part of a series edited by Katerberg.  The book puts women at the center of the story, highlighting the various roles women played in the history of the American West.  It is currently available in paperback.

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