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Colorado: A History of the Centennial State

Format:  Paperback,

575 pages

Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado

Publish Date: Jun 2013

ISBN-13: 9781607322269

ISBN-10: 1607322269

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Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from "Colorado: A History of the Centennial State." In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy.
The new edition tells of conflicts, shifting alliances, and changing ways of life as Hispanic, European, and African American settlers flooded into a region that was already home to Native Americans. Providing a balanced treatment of the entire state's history--from Grand Junction to Lamar and from Trinidad to Craig--the authors also reveal how Denver and its surrounding communities developed and gained influence.
While continuing to elucidate the significant impact of mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism on Colorado, the fifth edition broadens and focuses its coverage by consolidating material on Native Americans into one chapter and adding a new chapter on sports history. The authors also expand their discussion of the twentieth century with updated sections on the environment, economy, politics, and recent cultural conflicts. New illustrations, updated statistics, and an extensive bibliography including Internet resources enhance this edition.

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Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado
Publish Date: Jun 2013
ISBN-13: 9781607322269
ISBN-10: 1607322269
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 575
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.78
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.5

Chapter outline

List of Mapsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Mountains and Plainsp. 1
The First Coloradansp. 9
New Mexico's Northern Frontierp. 23
The Pikes Peak Gold Rushp. 43
The Era of the Boosterp. 63
Exterminate Them!": Natives 1850s-90sp. 81
Interlude: Coloradans in 1876p. 97
The Bonanza Yearsp. 103
The Businessman's Statep. 123
A Generation of Industrial Warfarep. 143
Farming and Ranching in the American Desertp. 161
Women in Politics and Societyp. 183
A Diverse Peoplep. 197
Scenery, Health, and Tourismp. 223
Denver and the Reform Crusadep. 243
Interlude: Coloradans in 1917p. 261
The 1920sp. 267
The Great Depressionp. 283
World War IIp. 299
Postwar Boomp. 315
Postwar Politics and Other Diversionsp. 329
Troubled Timesp. 349
Environmental Challengesp. 369
Economic Peaks and Valleysp. 397
Sportsp. 421
Cultural and Political Warsp. 443
Colorado Chronologyp. 461
Colorado Biographiesp. 467
Colorado Officialsp. 483
Colorado Population and Economic Statisticsp. 486
Colorado Facts and Symbolsp. 489
Notesp. 491
Further Readingp. 521
Indexp. 551

Book description

Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy.

The new edition tells of conflicts, shifting alliances, and changing ways of life as Hispanic, European, and African American settlers flooded into a region that was already home to Native Americans. Providing a balanced treatment of the entire state’s history—from Grand Junction to Lamar and from Trinidad to Craig—the authors also reveal how Denver and its surrounding communities developed and gained influence.

While continuing to elucidate the significant impact of mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism on Colorado, the fifth edition broadens and focuses its coverage by consolidating material on Native Americans into one chapter and adding a new chapter on sports history. The authors also expand their discussion of the twentieth century with updated sections on the environment, economy, politics, and recent cultural conflicts. New illustrations, updated statistics, and an extensive bibliography including Internet resources enhance this edition.

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