Reviews

Author: 
Janet M. Davis
Reviewer: 
Elaine Naylor

Naylor on Davis, 'The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top'


Janet M. Davis. The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xviii + 329 pp. $49.95 (textbook), ISBN 978-0-8078-2724-6; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5399-3.

Reviewed by Elaine Naylor (Department of History, Mount Allison University)
Published on H-West (October, 2004)

Author: 
Carl J. Ekberg
Reviewer: 
H. Lloyd Keith

Keith on Ekberg, 'FranÖ§ois VallÖ© and His World: Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark'


Carl J. Ekberg. FranÖ§ois VallÖ© and His World: Upper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark. Missouri Biography Series. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002. xvii + 316 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1418-8.

Reviewed by H. Lloyd Keith (Arlington, Washington)
Published on H-West (March, 2004)

A Neglected Chapter in American History

A Neglected Chapter in American History

Author: 
Harriet Martineau
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Gordon

Gordon on Martineau, 'Retrospect of Western Travel'


Harriet Martineau. Retrospect of Western Travel. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2000. xxi + 202 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7656-0214-5; $92.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7656-0213-8.

Reviewed by Stephanie Gordon (Department of English, Auburn University)
Published on H-West (March, 2004)

The Woman Journalist's View: Harriet Martineau's Jacksonian-Era Travel Narrative

Author: 
Curtis M. Hinsley, David R. Wilcox
Reviewer: 
Nicolas Rosenthal

Rosenthal on Hinsley and Wilcox, 'The Lost Itinerary of Frank Hamilton Cushing'


Curtis M. Hinsley, David R. Wilcox. The Lost Itinerary of Frank Hamilton Cushing. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2002. xix + 349 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8165-2269-9.

Reviewed by Nicolas Rosenthal (Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles)
Published on H-West (February, 2004)

Author: 
John Martin Campbell
Reviewer: 
Claire Strom

Strom on Campbell, 'Magnificent Failure: A Portrait of the Western Homestead Era'


John Martin Campbell. Magnificent Failure: A Portrait of the Western Homestead Era. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xiv + 183 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3886-6; $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-3887-3.

Reviewed by Claire Strom (Department of History, North Dakota State University)
Published on H-West (February, 2004)

Author: 
David G. Schwartz
Reviewer: 
Abraham Hoffman

Hoffman on Schwartz, 'Suburban Xanadu: The Casino Resort on the Las Vegas Strip and Beyond'


David G. Schwartz. Suburban Xanadu: The Casino Resort on the Las Vegas Strip and Beyond. New York and London: Routledge, 2003. xi + 243 pp. $45.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-93557-9; $140.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-93556-2.

Reviewed by Abraham Hoffman (Los Angeles Valley College)
Published on H-West (February, 2004)

Author: 
John M. Findlay, Ken S. Coates, eds.
Reviewer: 
Cary C. Collins

Collins on Findlay and Coates, 'Parallel Destinies: Canadian-American Relations West of the Rockies'


John M. Findlay, Ken S. Coates, eds. Parallel Destinies: Canadian-American Relations West of the Rockies. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002. xix + 328 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-98252-6; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98253-3.

Reviewed by Cary C. Collins (Tahoma Junior High School, Ravensdale, Washington)
Published on H-West (February, 2004)

Author: 
Fred Beckey
Reviewer: 
Jason Pierce

Pierce on Beckey, 'Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range'


Fred Beckey. Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 2003. xvi + 527 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87595-243-7.

Reviewed by Jason Pierce (Department of History, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville)
Published on H-West (February, 2004)

Author: 
Frank Van Nuys
Reviewer: 
Steven Wilson

Wilson on Nuys, 'Americanizing the West: Race, Immigrants, and Citizenship, 1890-1930'


Frank Van Nuys. Americanizing the West: Race, Immigrants, and Citizenship, 1890-1930. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002. xvi + 294 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1206-2.

Reviewed by Steven Wilson (Department of History, Prairie View A&M University)
Published on H-West (January, 2004)

Author: 
Ellen McGowan Biddle
Reviewer: 
Jean A. Stuntz

Stuntz on Biddle, 'Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife'


Ellen McGowan Biddle. Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2002. xxiii + 257 pp. $12.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8117-2058-8.

Reviewed by Jean A. Stuntz (Department of History and Political Science, West Texas A&M University)
Published on H-West (January, 2004)

Sacrifice, Sugar-Coated

Sacrifice, Sugar-Coated

Author: 
Bonnie Christensen
Reviewer: 
W. Thomas White

White on Christensen, 'Red Lodge and the Mythic West: Coal Miners to Cowboys'


Bonnie Christensen. Red Lodge and the Mythic West: Coal Miners to Cowboys. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002. xxiii + 312 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1198-0.

Reviewed by W. Thomas White (James J. Hill Library, St. Paul, Minnesota)
Published on H-West (January, 2004)

"In Search of" a Public Identity: The Case of Red Lodge, Montana

Author: 
James P. Ronda
Reviewer: 
Robert L. Munkres

Munkres on Ronda, 'Beyond Lewis and Clark: The Army Explores the West'


James P. Ronda. Beyond Lewis and Clark: The Army Explores the West. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003. 128 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98356-1.

Reviewed by Robert L. Munkres (Department of Political Science, Muskingum College)
Published on H-West (December, 2003)

Author: 
William G. Robbins, James C. Foster, eds.
Reviewer: 
Greg Hall

Hall on Robbins and Foster, 'Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good'


William G. Robbins, James C. Foster, eds. Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000. xi + 224 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98020-1.

Reviewed by Greg Hall (Department of History, Western Illinois University)
Published on H-West (December, 2003)

Property Rights and Contested Commons

Author: 
William H. Leckie Leckie, with Shirley A.
Reviewer: 
Ernie Teagarden

Teagarden on Leckie and A., 'The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West'


William H. Leckie Leckie, with Shirley A. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West. Normal: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. x + 319 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-3523-6.

Reviewed by Ernie Teagarden (Emeritus, College of Business and Information Systems, Dakota State University)
Published on H-West (November, 2003)

Author: 
Lisa Mighetto, Marcia Montgomery
Reviewer: 
Charles V. Mutschler

Mutschler on Mighetto and Montgomery, 'Hard Drive to the Klondike: Promoting Seattle during the Gold Rush'


Lisa Mighetto, Marcia Montgomery. Hard Drive to the Klondike: Promoting Seattle during the Gold Rush. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002. xiv + 154 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98227-4.

Reviewed by Charles V. Mutschler (University Archivist, Eastern Washington University)
Published on H-West (November, 2003)

Gold Is Where You Find It

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