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Athearn, Robert G.

Overview
Works: 164 works in 344 publications in 2 languages and 11,593 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Humor  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: F598, 978
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Most widely held works about Robert G Athearn
 
Most widely held works by Robert G Athearn
The mythic West in twentieth-century America by Robert G Athearn( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just what and where is the West? Why have so many been so obsessed with finding and saving that mythic time and place? What has the West meant to those who have lived there and to the millions more who have journeyed there only in their imaginations? And how have the answers to those questions changed with the years? The issues involved here -- the place of the West and the frontier experience in our search for a national identity -- have inspired a small library of important books during the last thirty years or so. Most of these writers have given their attention to those confident and aggressive years of the nineteenth century when the frontier was sweeping across the continent. Athearn's contribution, in part, is to pursue the shifting perceptions of the West into the present century. There the story has taken new twists as Americans have confronted hard lessons about themselves and their land. - p. ix
Forts of the Upper Missouri by Robert G Athearn( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Indian wars, early settlements and westward expansion that followed the setting up of Army forts along the upper Missouri River during the 19th century
Union Pacific country by Robert G Athearn( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the growth of the Union Pacific Railroad empire during its pioneering period in the late 1800s and its role in the settlement of the American West
High country empire; the high plains and Rockies by Robert G Athearn( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and development of the area that now comprises the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas
William Tecumseh Sherman and the settlement of the West by Robert G Athearn( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Tecumseh Sherman is known primarily for having cut a swath of destruction through Georgia and the Carolinas during the Civil War. From the fame of these years, however, he moved into an eighteen-year phase of "insuring the tranquility" of the vast region of the American West. As commander of the Division of the Missouri from 1865 to 1869 and General of the Army of the United States under President Grant from 1869 to 1883, Sherman facilitated expansion and settlement in the West while suppressing the raids of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Comanche, and Crow Indians. Robert G. Athearn explores Sherman's and his army's roles in the settling of the West, especially within the broad framework of railroad construction, Indian policy, political infighting, and popular opinion
America moves west by Robert E Riegel( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Westward the Briton by Robert G Athearn( Book )

23 editions published between 1953 and 1980 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Canaan : Black migration to Kansas, 1879-80 by Robert G Athearn( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a vigorous, reasoned style, Robert G. Athearn tells the story of the black migration from areas of the South to Kansas and other midwestern and western states that occurred soon after the end of the Reconstruction. Working almost from primary sources- letters of some of the black migrants, government investigative reports, and black newspapers- he describes and explains the "Exoduster" movement and sets it into perspective as a phenomenon in frontier history. The book begins with details of the blacks on the move. Atherarn then fills in the background of why they were moving; relates how other people- black and white, Northern and Southern- felt about the movement; examines political considerations; and finally, evaluates the episode and provides an explanation as to why it failed."--Jacket
Rebel of the Rockies; a history of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad by Robert G Athearn( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American heritage new illustrated history of the United States by Robert G Athearn( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sixteen volume history illustrated with contemporary materials and photographs: v. 1. The New World.--v. 2. Colonial America.--v. 3. The Revolution.--v. 4. A New Nation.--v. 5. Young America--v. 6. The Frontier.--v. 7. War with Mexico.--v. 8. The Civil War.--v. 9. Winning the West.--v. 10. Age of Steel.--v. 11. The Glided Age.--v. 12. A World Power.--v. 13. World War I and the Twenties.--v. 14. The Roosevelt Era.--v. 15. World War II.--v. 16. America Today
The Coloradans by Robert G Athearn( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American heritage illustrated history of the United States by Robert G Athearn( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteen-volume history of the United States, each volume dealing with a particular era and having a dictionary-encyclopedia of people, places, and events mentioned in that volume
Thomas Francis Meagher : an Irish revolutionary in America by Robert G Athearn( Book )

19 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad : rebel of the Rockies by Robert G Athearn( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere better than in the history of its railroads is the growth of the Old West revealed, and for Colorado the development of the Denver and Rio Grande Western epitomizes the changes that took place between 1870 and the present. Robert G. Athearn's intimate knowledge of the West has enabled him to write a gripping account of the famous narrow-gauge Denver and Rio Grande as it inched its way south, then turned west into the Rockies. By 1883 it had joined with the Rio Grande Western to become Colorado's only line across the mountains. The Dotsero Cutoff and the six-mile Moffat Tunnel put Denver on a transcontinental line for the first time. Twelve maps and fifty-five illustrations help tell the story. - Back cover
A taste of the West : essays in honor of Robert G. Athearn( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centennial Colorado: its exciting story by Robert G Athearn( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent river by Robert G Athearn( Book )

2 editions published between 1956 and 1959 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new world by Robert G Athearn( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the new world from the discoveries of Columbus to the founding of the English colonies
Colonial America by Robert G Athearn( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad renaissance in the Rockies by Robert G Athearn( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The mythic West in twentieth-century America
Alternative Names
Athearn, Robert G.

Athearn, Robert Greenleaf 1914-1983

Roberts Wayne

Roberts, Wayne 1914-

Roberts, Wayne 1914-1983

Languages
English (178)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Forts of the Upper MissouriUnion Pacific countryHigh country empire; the high plains and RockiesWilliam Tecumseh Sherman and the settlement of the WestRebel of the Rockies; a history of the Denver and Rio Grande Western RailroadThe Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad : rebel of the Rockies