Making the White Man's West
Jason E. Pierce
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This edition was published by University Press of Colorado in Boulder.

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In the early nineteenth century, critics like Zebulon Pike and Washington Irving viewed the West as a ?dumping ground? for free blacks and Native Americans, a place where they could be segregated from the white communities east of the Mississippi River. But as immigrant populations and industrialization took hold in the East, white Americans began to view the West as a ?refuge for real whites.? The West had the most diverse population in the nation with substantial numbers of American Indians, Hispanics, and Asians, but Anglo-Americans could control these mostly disenfranchised peoples and enjoy the privileges of power while celebrating their presence as providing a unique regional character. The first comprehensive study to examine the construction of white racial identity in the West, Making the White Man?s West shows how these two visions of the West shaped the history of the region and influenced a variety of contemporary social issues in the West today.

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Making the White Man's West: Whiteness and the Creation of the American West
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In the early nineteenth century, critics like Zebulon Pike and Washington Irving viewed the West as a ?dumping ground? for free blacks and Native Americans, a place where they could be segregated from the white communities east of the Mississippi River. But as immigrant populations and industrialization took hold in the East, white Americans began to view the West as a ?refuge for real whites.? The West had the most diverse population in the nation with substantial numbers of American Indians, Hispanics, and Asians, but Anglo-Americans could control these mostly disenfranchised peoples and enjoy the privileges of power while celebrating their presence as providing a unique regional character. The first comprehensive study to examine the construction of white racial identity in the West, Making the White Man?s West shows how these two visions of the West shaped the history of the region and influenced a variety of contemporary social issues in the West today.

Making the White Man's West

This edition was published by University Press of Colorado in Boulder.


Edition Description

In the early nineteenth century, critics like Zebulon Pike and Washington Irving viewed the West as a ?dumping ground? for free blacks and Native Americans, a place where they could be segregated from the white communities east of the Mississippi River. But as immigrant populations and industrialization took hold in the East, white Americans began to view the West as a ?refuge for real whites.? The West had the most diverse population in the nation with substantial numbers of American Indians, Hispanics, and Asians, but Anglo-Americans could control these mostly disenfranchised peoples and enjoy the privileges of power while celebrating their presence as providing a unique regional character. The first comprehensive study to examine the construction of white racial identity in the West, Making the White Man?s West shows how these two visions of the West shaped the history of the region and influenced a variety of contemporary social issues in the West today.

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English.

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Library of Congress
F596.2 .P54 2016

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OL28357268M
ISBN 13
9781607323952, 9781607325635
LC Control Number
2015005246

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