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Etulain, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 118 works in 399 publications in 1 language and 30,200 library holdings
Genres: History  Western films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Film adaptations  Bibliography  Interviews  Bio-bibliography  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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The Ox-Bow incident by William A Wellman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An angry mob kills a man after a popular rancher is murdered
A bibliographical guide to the study of Western American literature by Richard W Etulain( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty Western writers : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Wallace Stegner on Western history and literature by Wallace Stegner( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friend and scholar Richard W. Etulain asks thoughtful and challenging questions concerning Stegner's early years and first writings, his first major novels and the problem of autobiography versus invention, his experiences with Mormon culture, the Western novelist as historian and the Western historian as literary artist, Angle of Repose as history and fiction, and the American West as frontier, as region, and as wilderness. These Conversations conclude with a discussion of unfinished tasks not only in the writing of history and literature, but in planning for the very survival of the region in the future."--Book jacket
Beyond the Missouri : the story of the American West by Richard W Etulain( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new historical overview tells the dramatic story of the American West from its prehistory to the present. A narrative history, it covers the region from the North Dakota-to-Texas states to the Pacific Coast. This West has always been home to richly diverse cultural groups, including today's growing numbers of Indian, Hispanic, Asian and African Americans. Other distinctions have marked the western past: first, the differences among prehistoric peoples and among hundreds of Indian tribes at first white contact; next, the varied western subcultures that emerged in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; third the social, cultural, and political complexities of the West in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. In Beyond the Missouri, Richard Etulain provides a fresh, balanced narrative of this geographically and culturally vast area and emphasizes two themes: change and complexity. His perspective is neither the too-optimistic, homogenized position of the Turnerian school of historians nor the less optimistic, conflicted approach of the revisionist western historians. Etulain begins his study with a discussion of western landscapes and Native inhabitants. He next examines the Spanish Southwest, colonial rivalries, mountain men, missionaries, and the Oregon Trail. Then Etulain looks at Mormons, miners, western communities, ranching and farming, and transportation networks. He treats western frontier social patterns and cultures and contributes several chapters on the modern West, including the pre-World War II and the Cold War Wests. Etulain concludes with today's continuing search for an American West. Each of the fifteen chapters contains a helpful list of suggested readings. - Publisher
Writing Western history : essays on major Western historians by Richard W Etulain( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western lives : a biographical history of the American West( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second group of essays reflects on Mormons, miners, California Hispanics, American Indians, ranchers, farmers, and the Wild West of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. The essays on the twentieth-century West examine the careers of James J. Hill, John Muir, Jeannette Rankin, Aimee Semple McPherson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Walt Disney, Cesar Chavez, Barbara Jordan, Microsoft's Paul Allen, and the mythical figure of Rosie the Riveter."--Jacket
Re-imagining the modern American West : a century of fiction, history, and art by Richard W Etulain( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Joan Didion. He covers historians from Frederick Jackson Turner to Earl Pomeroy and Patricia Nelson Limerick, and artists from Frederic Remington and Charles Russell to Georgia O'Keefe and R.C. Gorman. The author places emphasis on women painters and authors such as Mary Hallock Foote, Mary Austin, Willa Cather, and Judith Baca. He also stresses important works of ethnic writers, including Leslie Marmon Silko, Rudolfo Anaya, and Amy Tan
By grit & grace : eleven women who shaped the American West( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debunking the myth that women in the frontier American West were either hardscrabble prostitutes or passive homemakers, ten noted historians chronicle the exploits of eleven true-life pioneer women who played prominent and influential roles in helping to shape the evolution of the region -- and the nation as a whole
The life and legends of Calamity Jane by Richard W Etulain( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorting through the stories, veteran western historian Richard W. Etulain's account begins with a biography that offers new information on Calamity's several "husbands" (including one she legally married), her two children, and a woman who claimed to be the daughter of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity, a story Etulain discredits. In the second half of the book, Etulain traces the stories that have shaped Calamity Jane's reputation. Some Calamity portraits, he says, suggest that she aspired to a quiet life with a husband and family. As the 2004-2006 HBO series Deadwood makes clear, well more than a century after her first appearance as a heroine in the Deadwood Dick dime novels, Calamity Jane lives on--raunchy, unabashed, contradictory, and ambiguous as ever
The American Far West in the twentieth century by Earl S Pomeroy( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this survey that represents the culmination of decades of research, a leading western specialist argues that the unique history of the American West did not end in the year 1900, as is commonly assumed, but was shaped as much - if not more - by events and innovations in the twentieth century. Earl Pomeroy gathers copious information on economic, political, social, intellectual, and business issues, thoughtfully evaluates it, and draws a new and more nuanced portrait of the West than has ever been depicted before."
The American West in the twentieth century : a bibliography( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American West in 2000 : essays in honor of Gerald D. Nash by Ferenc Morton Szasz( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in modern New Mexico( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religious experiences of modern New Mexico are diverse: they range from Penitente ceremonies to "televangelists," from oriental mysticism to crystal shops, and from sacred mountains to a mega-church that seats 7,000. Taken together, these essays form an interfaith conversation about how the different religious traditions have confronted modernity and materialism. The activities of religious groups in New Mexico are also compared to national trends in such basic matters as church growth, concern for social justice, and teaching personal morality
Lincoln looks West : from the Mississippi to the Pacific by Richard W Etulain( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first-ever volume to comprehensively explore President Abraham Lincoln's ties to the American West brings together a variety of scholars and experts who offer a fascinating look at the sixteenth president's lasting legacy in the territory beyond the Mississippi River. Editor Richard W. Etulain's extensive introductory essay treats these western connections from Lincoln's early reactions to Texas, Oregon, and the Mexican War in the 1840s, through the 1850s, and during his presidency, providing a framework for the nine essays that follow. Each of these essays offers compe
Stegner : conversations on history and literature by Wallace Stegner( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln and Oregon country politics in the Civil War era by Richard W Etulain( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cross-continental history demonstrates Abraham Lincoln's strong connections with the Oregon Country on various political issues--Indian relations, military policies, civil and legal rights, and North-South ideological conflicts--before and during the Civil War years. Richard Etulain refutes the argument that Pacific Northwest residents were mere "spectators of disunion," revealing instead that men and women of the Oregon Country were personally and emotionally involved in the controversial ideas and events that inflamed the United States during that fractious era
 
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Fifty Western writers : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook
Alternative Names
Etulain, Dick

Etulain, Dick 1938-

Etulain, Richard

Etulain, Richard Wayne

Eulain, Dick

Languages
English (133)

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Fifty Western writers : a bio-bibliographical sourcebookBeyond the Missouri : the story of the American WestWriting Western history : essays on major Western historiansWestern lives : a biographical history of the American WestRe-imagining the modern American West : a century of fiction, history, and artBy grit & grace : eleven women who shaped the American WestThe American Far West in the twentieth centuryThe American West in 2000 : essays in honor of Gerald D. Nash