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Travels in the West and Southwest


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Introduction: Travels in the West and Southwest

Introduction: Travels in the West and Southwest

Travels in the West and Southwest collection preserves material that is fundamental to the study of American history from the end of the Civil War to the 1920s.

This primary source material includes biographies of Indian sympathizers, trappers, mountain men and cowboys, and gives accounts of life in the vast region from St. Louis to San Francisco, and from San Diego north to British Columbia.

Directories, historical serials, pertinent speeches in Congress and elsewhere, promotional pieces and other unusual materials are presented. Such variety makes this collection ideal for the study of politics, social and economic life and the culture of the developing West.