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Schwantes, Carlos A. 1945-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 6,442 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Academic theses  Schedules 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F851, 979.5
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Most widely held works about Carlos A Schwantes
 
Most widely held works by Carlos A Schwantes
The Pacific Northwest : an interpretive history by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes has revised and expanded the entire work. This edition contains significant additional material on early mining in the Pacific Northwest, sea routes to Oregon in the early discovery and contact period, the environment of the region, the impact of the Klondike gold rush, and politics since 1945. Recent environmental controversies, such as endangered salmon runs and the spotted owl dispute, have been addressed, as has the effect of the Cold War on the region's economy. The author has also expanded discussion of the roles of women and minorities and updated statistical information. --From publisher's description
Coxey's army : an American odyssey by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical heritage : labor, socialism, and reform in Washington and British Columbia, 1885-1917 by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1885 to 1917, Washington and British Columbia were caught up in a rapid, often turbulent transformation from frontier to industrialized society. In this volume Dr. Schwantes addresses the forces that shaped the history of the labor movement on either side of the 49th parallel and the reasons for the eventual demise of the socialist movement in Washington and its continuing vigor in British Columbia
Long day's journey : the steamboat & stagecoach era in the northern West by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwantes gathers historical photos, advertisements, posters, and contemporary accounts to recreate one of the most colorful periods in the American West. 255 illustrations, 40 in color. --From publisher's description
The West the railroads made by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The West the Railroads Made recounts the stories of visionaries such as Henry Harmon Spalding, Samuel Parker, and Asa Whitney, who imagined the railroad as a new Northwest Passage, an iron road through the West to the Orient. As the idea of a Pacific Railroad grew in the 1840s and 1850s, many Americans imagined the West as a fertile garden or a treasure chest of priceless minerals. Railroads could deliver the riches of that West into the hands and pockets of the modern world. These two compelling ideas - the railroad and the West- came together to create an irresistible dream. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs, The West the Railroads Made offers a fresh look at what the iron road created."--BOOK JACKET
Going places : transportation redefines the twentieth-century West by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Going Places looks at the three major ways in which transportation has shaped the great Western landscape. There are the transformations brought about by a railroad right-of-way, highway corridors, waterways, and airports; and the larger impacts of transportation on the landscape, such as the development that followed the iron rails westward. Finally, Schwantes considers how travelers experience the passing landscape as framed by the windows of automobiles, passenger trains, and jetliners, and what that may mean. He examines the various interconnections between railroad, highway, aviation, and waterways history, and between society and modes of transportation. This narrative travels the length and breadth of a vast space, with anecdotes and telling details that bring the story to life. Nearly 100 carefully selected photographs add to the reader's enjoyment."--BOOK JACKET
In mountain shadows : a history of Idaho by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad signatures across the Pacific Northwest by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates that the railroads profoundly affected the way people lived, how they adjusted to the new opportunities or threats that swift and cheap transportation provided. In short, how they viewed the world.This book is for everyone fascinated by trains and their nineteenth-century opening of the great Northwest. With cases of pictures never before published this book tracks the stories of families lured to settle in the west, revelations about railroad buccaneers, and breathtaking engineering feats of bridges over daunting gorges - Gene Shalit, The Today Show, NBC
Hard traveling : a portrait of work life in the New Northwest by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nearly two hundred rare and dramatic photographs in this work depict life at work in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Work - often arduous, low-paid, and dangerous - defined the region during its period of supercharged development from the 1880s to the 1920s. A final section records work during the depression and war years in the 1930s and 1940s." "Complementing the photographs are statements by workers themselves, government analysts, and later observers. The author's essays and commentary on the photographs demonstrate that, from the beginning of U.S. control, wage labor was crucial to integrating the Pacific Northwest into national and international networks of trade, commerce, and industry. The development of lumber, mining, fishing, railroad, and service industries in the New Northwest marked the transformation of the region from an isolated periphery to a functioning component of the world economy and culture." "Schwantes also deals with the tension between the supposed freedom and individualism of the frontier West on the one hand and the constraints of wage labor as practiced in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the other. This tension gave rise to an often militant trade unionism and political radicalism that was particularly marked in the Northwest."--BOOK JACKET
Experiences in a promised land : essays in Pacific Northwest history( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So Incredibly Idaho! : seven landscapes that define the gem state by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with a distant land : exploration and the great Northwest( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, images of a state's heritage( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision & enterprise : exploring the history of Phelps Dodge Corporation by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of mining giant Phelps Dodge, examining the company's 165-year history within the context of American technological and social history
Bisbee : urban outpost on the frontier( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbia River : gateway to the West by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Carlos Schwantes takes readers on a voyage of discovery along the "Great River of the West" - the grand Columbia River. Schwantes summarizes the history of the Columbia from its "discovery" in 1792 by the American merchant captain Robert Gray to the modern era of massive dams that create a water highway for commerce extending as far inland as Lewiston, Idaho, a city located more than seven hundred feet above sea level. Readers will enjoy pondering the different eras that defined the river during the past two centuries - from the age of "discovery" in the late 1700s to the contemporary Columbia landscapes that so we modern travelers aboard cruise boats. Accounts of Native Americans, explorers, miners, immigrants, engineers, fishers, and tourists are woven together to form a lively tapestry." "Published in conjunction with the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Columbia River: Gateway to the West makes a significant contribution to the saga of the Pacific Northwest by viewing its main currents in terms of one of the great waterways of American history."--BOOK JACKET
The Pacific Northwest in World War II by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left-wing unionism in the Pacific Northwest : a comparative history of organized labor and socialist politics in Washington and British Columbia, 1885-1917 by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bisbee, urban outpost on the frontier by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William J. Quinn by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Long day's journey : the steamboat & stagecoach era in the northern West
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Coxey's army : an American odysseyRadical heritage : labor, socialism, and reform in Washington and British Columbia, 1885-1917Long day's journey : the steamboat & stagecoach era in the northern WestThe West the railroads madeGoing places : transportation redefines the twentieth-century WestIn mountain shadows : a history of IdahoRailroad signatures across the Pacific NorthwestHard traveling : a portrait of work life in the New Northwest
Alternative Names
Schwantes, Carlos A.

Schwantes Carlos Arnaldo

Schwantes, Carlos Arnaldo 1945-

Languages
English (97)