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Lamar, Howard Roberts

Overview
Works: 77 works in 270 publications in 2 languages and 10,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Reference works  Personal narratives  Diaries  Dictionaries  Local history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, Redactor
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The new encyclopedia of the American West( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 2,105 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 )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American West is an evocative term that conjures up images of cowboys and Indians, covered wagons, sheriffs and outlaws, and endless prairies as well as contemporary images ranging from national parks to the oil, aerospace, and film industries. In addition, the West encompasses not only the past and present of the area west of the Mississippi but also the frontier as it moved across each of the fifty American states, offering the promise of freedom and a better life to pioneers and settlers in every era. This authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia is a rich source of information about these many characteristics of the American West, real and imaginary, old and new, stretching from coast to coast and throughout the country's history and culture
The far Southwest, 1846-1912 : a territorial history by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,397 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
The Frontier in history : North America and Southern Africa compared by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

24 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Seven Springs Center Project
Dakota territory, 1861-1889; a study of frontier politics by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 919 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 615 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
Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico; the diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847 by Susan Shelby Magoffin( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June, 1845, a bride of 18 set out with her husband, a Santa Fe trader, on a trek from Missouri to Chihuahua
Gold seeker : adventures of a Belgian Argonaut during the Gold Rush years by Jean-Nicolas Perlot( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 478 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 433 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 318 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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 163 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 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dakota territory, 1861-1889 : a study of frontier politics by Howard Roberts Lamar( )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1997 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 27 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
Voices of the New Republic( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

 
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Gold seeker : adventures of a Belgian Argonaut during the Gold Rush years
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Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico; the diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847Gold seeker : adventures of a Belgian Argonaut during the Gold Rush yearsCharlie Siringo's West : an interpretive biographyVoices of the New Republic : Connecticut towns, 1800-1832The world rushed in : the California gold rush experienceVoices of the New RepublicThe theater in Mormon life and cultureThe American Far West in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Howard R. Lamar Amerikaans historicus

Howard R. Lamar historiador estadounidense

Howard Roberts Lamar

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 (206)

Spanish (1)