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Lamar, Howard Roberts

Overview
Works: 69 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 9,991 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Reference works  Personal narratives  Dictionaries  Local history  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: F591, 979.404
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Most widely held works about Howard Roberts Lamar
 
Most widely held works by Howard Roberts Lamar
The new encyclopedia of the American West( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Embraces not only major events in the history of the trans-Mississippi West but the frontier or 'western' stage of all 50 American states."--Jacket
The Reader's encyclopedia of the American West( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The far Southwest, 1846-1912 : a territorial history by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Far Southwest traces the history of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona from 1846 to 1912. Lamar analyzes the evolution of American political and economic systems to show, in particular, their impact on the racial and ethnic groups already present in the Southwest in 1846. In describing how American government and institutions such as the two-party system, trial by jury, and free schools were established in the Far Southwest, Lamar also puts into perspective both the local territorial history and the relationship between the region and the nation, particularly as regards issues of land tenure and church-state relations
Dakota territory, 1861-1889; a study of frontier politics by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frontier in history : North America and Southern Africa compared by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

19 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cruise of the Portsmouth, 1845-1847 : a sailor's view of the naval conquest of California by Joseph T Downey( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the experiences and observations of Yeoman Joseph T. Downey while he served aboard the U.S.S. Portsmouth from 1845 to 1848
Gold seeker : adventures of a Belgian Argonaut during the Gold Rush years by Jean-Nicolas Perlot( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trader on the American frontier : myth's victim by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the cowboy, the frontier trader has been so wrapped in myth that our understanding of who he was and what he did is largely shaped by stereotype : the Indian trader, for example--gunrunner, trader in slaves, and corruptor of the noble red man--or the mountain man, variously seen as romantic wilderness hero or degenerate white savage. Examining these and other myths, Lamar shows that early trade was, on the contrary, one of the first and most successful ways red men and white communicated, that traders were not snakes in America's western Eden but participants in a vigorous if exploitative trade system already in existence for generations, and that until the Rocky Mountain fur trade bypassed the Indian, tribal ways deteriorated little and both Indian and trader found their "twilight civilization" an attractive, profitable--and exciting--way of life. The trader had to know and tolerate two worlds whereas the farmer who came after had no need of the Indian. His life meant adventure, often danger, but the trader, a hunter with strong mercantile instincts, played a larger role than myth allows. As Lamar makes clear, his transition from lone scavenger to merchant-developer represents in microcosm the history of the frontier. This essay was originally presented in April 1976 at Texas A&M University as part of a symposium, "The American Frontier Reexamined," one of several Centennial Academic Assemblies held in honor of the university's hundredth year
Texas crossings : the Lone Star State and the American Far West, 1836-1986 by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Siringo's West : an interpretive biography by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of the New Republic : Connecticut towns, 1800-1832( Book )

19 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaign '56 : sounds of an election year by Howard Roberts Lamar( )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico; the diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847 by Susan Shelby Magoffin( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travel journal of Susan Shelby Magoffin, eighteen years old and a bride of less than eight months, who in 1846 set out with her husband, a veteran Santa Fe trader, on a trek from Independence, Missouri, through New Mexico and south to Chihuahua, describes the fifteen-month journey during which the Mexican War was beginning and New Mexico was occupied by Stephen Watts Kearny and the Army of the West
Campaign fifty-six, sounds of an election year by Howard Roberts Lamar( Recording )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theater in Mormon life and culture by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Far West in the twentieth century by Earl S Pomeroy( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pomeroy mines extensive published and unpublished sources to show how the post-1900 West charted a path that was influenced by, but separate from, the rest of the country and the world. He deals not only with the West's transition from an agricultural to an urban region but also with the important contributions of minority racial and ethnic groups and women in that transformation."--Jacket
St. Louis in the development of the American west by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain men by Howard Roberts Lamar( Recording )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of the trappers from 1822 to 1850
What we think( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world rushed in : the California gold rush experience by J. S Holliday( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a dramatic re-creation of the exciting events during the California Gold Rush, combining letters, firsthand accounts, and historical narrative
 
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Gold seeker : adventures of a Belgian Argonaut during the Gold Rush years
Alternative Names
Howard R. Lamar Amerikaans historicus

Howard R. Lamar historiador estadounidense

Howard Roberts Lamar historien américain

Lamar, Howard

Lamar, Howard 1923-

Lamar, Howard R.

Lamar, Howard R. 1923-

Lamar, Howard R. (Howard Roberts)

Roberts Lamar, Howard 1923-

Languages
English (188)

Spanish (1)

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Gold seeker : adventures of a Belgian Argonaut during the Gold Rush yearsCharlie Siringo's West : an interpretive biographyVoices of the New Republic : Connecticut towns, 1800-1832Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico; the diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847The theater in Mormon life and cultureThe American Far West in the twentieth centuryThe world rushed in : the California gold rush experience