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A Sense of the American West
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 308

A Sense of the American West

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998
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  • Publisher: UNM Press

An anthology of diverse approaches and issues in the environmental history of the American West.

Railroad Empire Across the Heartland
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 212

Railroad Empire Across the Heartland

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-09-15
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Best known for his Civil War photographs, Alexander Gardner also documented the construction of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division (later the Kansas Pacific Railroad), across Kansas beginning in 1867. This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow's discussion. Like most rephotography projects, this one provides fascinating information about the changes in the landscape over the last century and a half. The book presents ninety pairs of Gardner's and Charlton's photographs. In all of Charlton's photos he duplicates the exact location and time of day of the Gardner originals. Sherow uses the paired images to show how Indian and Anglo-American land-use practices affected the landscape. As the Union Pacific claimed, the railroad created an American empire in the region, and Charlton's rephotography captures the transformation of the grasslands, harnessed by the powerful social and economic forces of the railroad.

The Chisholm Trail
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

The Chisholm Trail

The Chisholm Trail follows McCoy's vision and the effects of the Chisholm Trail from post-Civil War Texas and Kansas to the multimillion-dollar beef industry that remade the Great Plains, the American diet, and the national and international beef trade.

The Chisholm Trail
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

The Chisholm Trail

One hundred fifty years ago the McCoy brothers of Springfield, Illinois, bet their fortunes on Abilene, Kansas, then just a slapdash way station. Instead of an endless horizon of prairie grasses, they saw a bustling outlet for hundreds of thousands of Texas Longhorns coming up the Chisholm Trail—and the youngest brother, Joseph, saw how a middleman could become wealthy in the process. This is the story of how that gamble paid off, transforming the cattle trade and, with it, the American landscape and diet. The Chisholm Trail follows McCoy’s vision and the effects of the Chisholm Trail from post–Civil War Texas and Kansas to the multimillion-dollar beef industry that remade the Great Pl...

Watering the Valley
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

Watering the Valley

Sherow documents the attempts of the inhabitants of the High Plains section of the Arkansas River Valley to bring the river under control, the waves of new problems that followed each new "solution," and the conflict and cooperation the process engendered.

Environmental Problems in America's Garden of Eden
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 364

Environmental Problems in America's Garden of Eden

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

As Precious as Blood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 306

As Precious as Blood

The diversion of water from Colorado’s Western Slope to meet the needs of the rest of the state has been a contentious issue throughout Colorado’s history. The source of Colorado’s water is in the snow that accumulates west of the Continental Divide, but the ever-growing population on the Front Range continues to require more municipal water. In As Precious as Blood, Steven C. Schulte examines the water wars between these two regions and how the western part of the state fits into Colorado’s overall water story, expanding the account of water politics he began in Wayne Aspinall and the Shaping of the American West. Slow to build its necessary water infrastructure and suffering from a...

The Chisholm Trail
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

The Chisholm Trail

One hundred fifty years ago the McCoy brothers of Springfield, Illinois, bet their fortunes on Abilene, Kansas, then just a slapdash way station. Instead of an endless horizon of prairie grasses, they saw a bustling outlet for hundreds of thousands of Texas Longhorns coming up the Chisholm Trail—and the youngest brother, Joseph, saw how a middleman could become wealthy in the process. This is the story of how that gamble paid off, transforming the cattle trade and, with it, the American landscape and diet. The Chisholm Trail follows McCoy’s vision and the effects of the Chisholm Trail from post–Civil War Texas and Kansas to the multimillion-dollar beef industry that remade the Great Pl...

Manhattan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 127

Manhattan

A New England mind-set has cast a long shadow on the history of Manhattan, Kansas. By 1855, social reformers flocked to build a community in a beautiful valley where the Kansas and Blue Rivers meet. They established a land grant university that eventually became Kansas State University, formed close ties to nearby Fort Riley, and learned to adjust their lives in alignment with the ecological forces of the Flint Hills. Today, as one of the most flourishing cities in Kansas and the nation, Manhattan retains its reformist outlook built upon the bedrock of the university and the fort.

Railroad Empire across the Heartland
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Railroad Empire across the Heartland

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-10-15
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  • Publisher: UNM Press

Best known for his Civil War photographs, Alexander Gardner also documented the construction of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division (later the Kansas Pacific Railroad), across Kansas beginning in 1867. This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow’s discussion. Like most rephotography projects, this one provides fascinating information about the changes in the landscape over the last century and a half. The book presents ninety pairs of Gardner’s and Charlton’s photographs. In all of Charlton’s photos he duplicates the exact location and time of day of the Gardner originals. Sherow uses the paired images to show how Indian and Anglo-American land-use practices affected the landscape. As the Union Pacific claimed, the railroad created an American empire in the region, and Charlton’s rephotography captures the transformation of the grasslands, harnessed by the powerful social and economic forces of the railroad.