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Limerick, Patricia Nelson 1951-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 206 publications in 3 languages and 11,830 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia Nelson Limerick
The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995 by Richard White( )

26 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 2,539 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
The legacy of conquest : the unbroken past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 2,059 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 Western paradox : a conservation reader by Bernard De Voto( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,804 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
Sweet medicine : sites of Indian massacres, battlefields, and treaties by Drex Brooks( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 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
Trails : toward a new western history by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 849 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
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 842 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 West's long history as a magnet for dreams of a better life."--Jacket
A ditch in time : the city, the west, and water by Patricia Nelson Limerick( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 684 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."--The rear cover
Desert passages : encounters with the American deserts by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this brilliant but strangely unsettling contribution to the field of landscape studies, which accompanies a traveling exhibition, Klett sees people as part of the natural landscape. His photographs (115, five in color) examine the way people have occupied and experienced this land and the evidence they have left of their presence. Patricia Limerick discusses the photographs in light of new definitions of the West, and Thomas Southall traces the evolution of Klett's photography"--Booknews from barnesandnoble.com
The altered landscape by Nevada Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is intended as an introduction to The Altered Landscape Collection. But even more, it introduces readers to the specific aesthetic objectives of the artists creating the photographs and to the larger issues of humankind's attitudes toward and uses of the land."--Jacket
Remedies for a new West : healing landscapes, histories, and cultures( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 230 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
The real West by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 144 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)
Public policy challenges facing higher education in the American West by Lester F Goodchild( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public Policy Challenges Facing Higher Education in the American West is the first regional public policy study of American higher education. Presidents of the Western State Commission for Higher Education and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, alongside nationally recognized policy analysts and current western campus presidents, provosts, and administrators, tackle seven key public policy issues facing postsecondary education in the American West: student access, federal research funding, state governance, state financing, state appropriations and their relationship to institutional tuition, distance education and technology, and the role of community colleges. These analysts, researchers, and administrators offer a clear and complete analysis of the facts of each policy situation, the public policy options, and their connections to state and university relationships. Fifteen western states, including Alaska, California, and Hawaii, comprise the expansive region under discussion. With its companion volume, Higher Education in the American West: Regional History and State Contexts, this book is essential reading for higher education policymakers, scholars, and anyone who wants to know what the relationship between states and universities in the West has been and where it is going
Higher education in the American West : regional history and state contexts by Lester F Goodchild( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education are to be commended for the substantive and cogent narrative and analysis presented. Scholars interested in regional history and public policy will eagerly embrace these works."--Amy Wells Dolan, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi, USA "By providing a series of chapters addressing the origins and contemporary conditions of colleges and universities in the West, we can begin to overcome what some historians of education call 'Massachusetts myopia.'" - Philo Hutcheson, Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies, University of Alabama, USA, and past President of the History of Education Society "Embracing both excellence and expansive opportunity, the American West inspired unprecedented achievements in public higher education, a story well told in Higher Education in the American West: Regional History and State Contexts. Its companion volume, Public Policy Challenges Facing Higher Education in the American West, sets forth the challenges confronting educators and policy leaders in the West and invites their response." Paul Lingenfelter, past President, State Higher Education Executive Officers
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 27 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995
Alternative Names
Limerick, Patricia

Limerick, Patricia N.

Limerick, Patty, 1951-

Nelson Limerick, Patricia

Nelson Limerick, Patricia 1951-

Patricia Nelson Limerick Ameerika Ühendriikide ajaloolane

Patricia Nelson Limerick American historian

Patricia Nelson Limerick Amerikaans historica

Patricia Nelson Limerick historiadora estadounidense

Patricia Nelson Limerick historiadora estatunidenca

Patricia Nelson Limerick historienne américaine

Patricia Nelson Limerick istorică americană

Languages
English (149)

Korean (1)

French (1)

Covers
The legacy of conquest : the unbroken past of the American WestThe Western paradox : a conservation readerSweet medicine : sites of Indian massacres, battlefields, and treatiesTrails : toward a new western historySomething in the soil : legacies and reckonings in the New WestDesert passages : encounters with the American desertsThe altered landscapeRemedies for a new West : healing landscapes, histories, and culturesThe real West