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Limerick, Patricia Nelson 1951-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 225 publications in 3 languages and 12,835 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker, Creator, 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( )

24 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 2,564 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 )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 2,027 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 Augustine De Voto( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“This book is the fascinating record of DeVoto’s crusade to save the West from itself. . . . His arguments, insights, and passion are as relevant and urgent today as they were when he first put them on paper.”-Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., from the ForewordBernard 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( )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 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 )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 846 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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 833 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 703 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 )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All over the map : rethinking American regions by Edward L Ayers( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even as Americans keep moving "all over the map" in the late twentieth century, they cherish memories of the places they come from. But where do these places--these regions--come from? What makes them so real? In this groundbreaking book a distinguished group of historians explores the concept of region in America, traces changes the idea has undergone in our national experience, and examines its meaning for Americans today. Far from diminishing in importance, the authors conclude, regional differences continue to play a significant role in Americans' self-image. Regional identity, in fact, has always been fed by the very forces that many people think threaten its existence today: a central government, an aggressive economy, and connections with places beyond regional boundaries. Calling into question widely held notions about how Americans came to differ from one another and explaining why those differences continue to flourish, this iconoclastic study--by scholars with differing regional ties--will refresh and redirect the centuries-old discussion over Americans' conceptions of themselves -- Back cover
Revealing territory : photographs of the southwest by Mark Klett( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 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
Voices from Bears Ears : seeking common ground on sacred land by Rebecca Robinson( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book captures the passion and history embedded in local conversations about Utah's Bears Ears National Monument"--Provided by publisher
The altered landscape by Nevada Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 232 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 231 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 142 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( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 134 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
Our heritage, our future : the BLM and America's public lands( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is unique in that it draws largely from the firsthand experiences of current and former [Bureau of Land Management] BLM employees...they have lived a specialized history, implementing evolving public land management direction and meeting the late 20th and early 21st century challenges of multiple use management in the face of increasing demands for public land users. BLM produced 'Our Heritage, Our Future: The BLM and America's Public Lands' as part of a commemoration of two important anniversaries: the creation of the General Land Office in 1812 and passage of the Homestead Act of 1862. The Public Lands Foundation, which is largely comprised of BLM retirees, provided assistance in developing some of the material in this book"--Page xi
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 35 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."--
Making the most of science in the American West : an experiment by Patricia Nelson Limerick( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every Westerner should know about energy( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 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
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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 desertsAll over the map : rethinking American regionsThe altered landscape
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

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Patricia Nelson Limerick jenavan Lamerikänik

Patricia Nelson Limerick usona historiisto

리메릭, 패트리샤 넬슨 1951-

Languages
English (153)

Korean (1)

French (1)