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The American West in the twentieth century : a bibliography
Etulain, Richard W.
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vii, 456 pages ; 25 cm
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"Published in cooperation with the Center for the American West, University of New Mexico."

Includes index.
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Pub Date:
University of Oklahoma Press, [1994]



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Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Ideson Building Adult Texas and Local History Collection Reference material 016.97803 A512

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A comprehensive bibliography of books, essays, and dissertations on the history and culture of the modern West, for students and scholars as well as general readers. Divided into 12 major categories and over 30 subcategories, it includes lengthy listings of regional and state topics and of economic,

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Library Journal Review

Etulain (Univ. of New Mexico) and his colleagues have compiled a solid bibliography on the modern American West. Over 8100 entries cover scholarly books, articles, essays, reference works, dissertations, and related materials published since 1900 on the region's social, political, economic, environmental, leisure, science, cultural, and intellectual history. The work's unique contributions lie in the depth and breadth of its subject coverage and in documenting scholars' and writers' longstanding interest in the American West. The work's multidisciplinary approach and emphasis on the 20th century make it unlike other works. Librarians, students, teachers, and informed lay readers will find this work quite useful for research and collection development. It is most appropriate for medium and large academic and public libraries.-Stephen L. Hupp, Capital Univ. Lib., Columbus, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

This bibliography contains almost 9,000 largely unannotated entries to "earlier major studies" and more recent "scholarly research on the modern trans-Mississippi West." Entries are arranged in 12 major categories covering such topics as social history and environmental history. The first chapter lists bibliographies and reference works and serves as a useful starting point for further research. Each major category is further subdivided into more than 30 subcategories. Categories and subcategories function as the subject access to the book, since there is no subject index. There is little cross-referencing, so the user, as recommended by the editor, must survey more than one category to ensure the most comprehensive coverage of a particular topic. Materials covered include books, scholarly articles, and dissertations. The editors have excluded masters theses, popular literature, and government documents. The impressively comprehensive coverage will serve scholars of the American West for some time to come. There is an author/editor index but no geographic index, rendering the bibliography difficult to use for those seeking information on a specific state. Recommended for all users interested in the modern American West. All levels. R. V. Labaree; American University

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