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Lamar, Howard Roberts

Overview
Works: 70 works in 244 publications in 2 languages and 9,354 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 1,782 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 1,628 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 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the political development of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona on America's Western frontier, from territorial status to statehood
Dakota territory, 1861-1889; a study of frontier politics by Howard Roberts Lamar( Book )

29 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 )

20 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 492 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 436 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 305 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 239 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

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

13 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 98 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
Campaign '56 : sounds of an election year( )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 59 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

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

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

6 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and held by 18 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
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

"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 mountain men by Howard Roberts Lamar( Recording )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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 Roberts Lamar

Lamar, Howard

Lamar, Howard 1923-

Lamar, Howard R.

Lamar, Howard R. 1923-

Lamar, Howard R. (Howard Roberts)

Roberts Lamar, Howard 1923-

Languages
English (184)

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, 1800-1832The theater in Mormon life and cultureDown the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico; the diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847The American Far West in the twentieth centuryThe world rushed in : the California gold rush experience