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Limerick, Patricia Nelson 1951-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 187 publications in 3 languages and 11,532 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: F591, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia Nelson Limerick
The legacy of conquest : the unbroken past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study corrects the misperceptions of the American West based on representations from novels and films and shows how western history was--and is--a vast economic event
The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995 by Richard White( Book )

23 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and illustrations explore the image of the frontier, examining Frederick Jackson Turner and Buffalo Bill's accounts of westward expansion and how these stories evolved in the 20th century
Something in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New West by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the American West is a region of great views and great friction, vigorous economic expansion and equally vigorous social conflict. In Something in the Soil, Patricia Nelson Limerick continues the project she began with The Legacy of Conquest, traveling far outside the usual academic circles in order to bring past and present into a spirited encounter. Whether her topic is the rapid growth in the West today, the patent awfulness of most academic writing, the resurgent boom in Western gold mining, the unexamined - the increasingly ineffective - rituals of American environmentalists, or current struggles over the standing of the "Great White Men" of the frontier past, Limerick operates on the principle that history is an active presence in the West today - layers of collective memory that are, quite literally, "something in the soil." Her irreverence for conventional pieties coexists with her respect for the American Were's long history as a magnet for dreams of a better life."--Jacket
Trails : toward a new western history by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reexamination of the role of the West in U.S. history and of the field of western history itself told by ten historians
Sweet medicine : sites of Indian massacres, battlefields, and treaties by Drex Brooks( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1987, Drex Brooks began photographing sites that had been important in the history of white/Native American relations, places such as treaty sites and battlefields. This body of work is named Sweet Medicine after a Cheyenne cultural hero who taught his people their rituals and ceremonies and who also foresaw the changes and destruction that the white man would bring. The photographs encompass not only places of death but also places of renewal, places that retain their sacred importance today, even though, in many cases, little is there to inform others of what occurred." "This book is for anyone interested in the history of the native peoples in this country and in the events from 1620 to 1890 that so profoundly altered - but didn't quite destroy - their lives."--Jacket
Desert passages : encounters with the American deserts by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing territory : photographs of the southwest by Mark Klett( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western paradox : a conservation reader by Bernard De Voto( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955) was, according to the novelist Wallace Stegner, "a fighter for public causes, for conservation of our natural resources, for freedom of the press and freedom of thought." A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, DeVoto is best remembered for his trilogy, The Year of Decision: 1846, Across the Wide Missouri, and The Course of Empire. He also wrote a column for Harper's Magazine, in which he fulminated about his many concerns, particularly the exploitation and destruction of the American West. This volume brings together ten of DeVoto's acerbic and still timely essays on Western conservation issues, along with his unfinished conservationist manifesto, Western Paradox, which has never before been published. The book also includes a foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who was a student of DeVoto's at Harvard University, and a substantial introduction by Douglas Brinkley and Patricia Limerick, both of which shed light on DeVoto's work and legacy
The altered landscape by Nevada Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The impact of humankind on this planet has been explored by artists in many media, including photography. Among contemporary practitioners of this art form are photographers whose aesthetic concerns have pushed beyond the boundaries of the conventionally beautiful to create images of stunning visual power and forceful intellectual and emotional content. Over the past decade, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno has been assembling a collection of this work - one of the largest and most complete of its kind - known as The Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection."--Jacket
Remedies for a new West : healing landscapes, histories, and cultures( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging collection of essays is intended to provoke both thought and action. The pieces collected here explore a variety of issues facing the American West -- deteriorating air quality, suburban sprawl, species loss, grassland degradation, disappearing Native American languages, and many others -- and suggest steps toward "healing." More than "dealing with" or "solving," according to the editors, the concept of healing addresses not just symptoms buy their underlying causes, offering not just a temporary cure but a permanent one. The very idea of restoring the West to health, the contributors and editors contend, unleashes our imaginations, sharpens our minds, and gives meaning to the ways we choose to live our lives. At the same time, acknowledging the profound difficulty of the work that lies ahead immunizes us against our own arrogance as we set about the task of healing the West
A ditch in time : the city, the west, and water by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Water holds an underexploited capacity to show the connections that tie together distant places and seemingly unrelated groups. This book literally goes to town to spotlight those connections. A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water traces the history of water in Denver, using this case study to explore important and often underrecognized patterns in regional and national history. Energized by a quality of wit and humor rarely encountered in books about natural resources and bureaucracies, and enriched with photographs and maps, A Ditch in Time raises questions of consequence about the complex relationships among cities, suburbs, and rural areas, the crucial role of engineering and shaping the West, and the varying roles of contention and cooperation, litigation and negotiation at work in the control of water. Challenging the habits of mind cultivated by the last century (as this book characterizes it, 'the Era of Improbable Comfort Made Possible by a Taken-for-Granted but Truly Astonishing Infrastructure'), the authors reconnect American citizens to the origins of the natural resources on which they depend."--From the rear cover
The real West by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Real West is a joint exhibition of the Colorado Historical Society, Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library (the Civic Center Cultural Complex)
Making the most of science in the American West : an experiment by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

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

What every Westerner should know about energy( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop report : Boom and bust in the American West by University of Colorado Boulder( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaning up abandoned hardrock mines in the West : prospecting for a better future( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every Westerner should know about oil shale : a guide to shale country by Jason L Hanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every Westerner should know about energy efficiency and conservation : a guide to a new relationship by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education in the American West : regional history and state contexts by Lester F Goodchild( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Higher Education in the American West offers the first comprehensive regional history of American higher education, examining the role of each state and subregion, and demonstrates the importance of understanding the American West's role in education nationally. It concentrates on the fifteen-state western region served by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education compact, stretching from North and South Dakota to Alaska, California, and Hawaii. Spanning the years 1818 to 2013, it narrates the ways in which state development and the establishment and growth of institutes of higher education have been intertwined. It tells how campus and state leaders advanced the West's 1,000 public and private institutions of higher learning through the rough founding pioneer days and later nineteenth-century land-grant service era to their communities and citizens, reaching contemporary acclaim as world-class research universities, despite the fiscal constraints of the current century. Twelve nationally recognized history scholars, higher education researchers, past system chancellors, current university presidents, and former federal government officials provide an engaging history of each state in the region and a comprehensive understanding of what has historically been the relationship between states and higher education in the American West. A must-read for anyone looking for an in-depth, clear, and comparative history, this volume makes clear not only the place of the American West in the history of education, but the place and value of education in the development of the American West. The companion volume, Public Policy Challenges Facing Higher Education in the American West, further explores seven current-day regional policy issues in the fifteen western states."--
American Indians by William T Hagan( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a concise account of Indian-white relations which has become one of the standard histories of the subject. Questions concerning Indian jurisdiction in their nations within a nation have been tested in cases relating to issues such as water and fishing rights and the Indians' exercise of their traditional religions
 
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The legacy of conquest : the unbroken past of the American West
Alternative Names
Limerick, Patricia

Limerick, Patricia N.

Nelson Limerick, Patricia 1951-

Patricia Nelson Limerick American historian

Patricia Nelson Limerick Amerikaans historica

Languages
English (136)

Korean (1)

French (1)

Covers
The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995Something in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New WestTrails : toward a new western historySweet medicine : sites of Indian massacres, battlefields, and treatiesDesert passages : encounters with the American desertsThe Western paradox : a conservation readerThe altered landscapeRemedies for a new West : healing landscapes, histories, and culturesThe real West