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West, Elliott 1945-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 179 publications in 3 languages and 10,918 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Essays  Documentary television programs  Biographies  Fiction  Personal correspondence  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: F591, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elliott West
 
Most widely held works by Elliott West
The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story by Elliott West( )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 3,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Nez Perce War of 1877 was the final great Indian conflict in American history."
The contested plains : Indians, goldseekers, & the rush to Colorado by Elliott West( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the rise of the Native American horse culture, the discovery of gold in the Rocky Mountains, and the Indian Wars of the 1860's
The way to the West : essays on the Central Plains by Elliott West( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of the great migrations of the Cheyenne Indians and Anglo pioneers onto the arid Central Plains tells a complex story of the relationship between people and the environment. Elliott West turns his attention here to land, animals, families, and stories. Focusing on a region embracing parts of present-day Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, he examines both the facts and myths of the migrations
Growing up with the country : childhood on the far western frontier by Elliott West( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in twentieth-century America : a history and reference guide by Elliott West( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each chapter offers copious detail and fascinating narrative about children's lives. The reader can learn about all of the topics in a particular era or focus on one topic and follow it through the decades. Topics discussed range from events of historical significance to cultural fads: from the teddy bear to the Barbie doll, from child labor in sweatshops to teenage workers at McDonald's, from the one-room schoolhouse to the SATs, and from childhood scourges to the eradication of many childhood diseases. Growing Up in Twentieth-Century America will be invaluable to social studies and American history teachers, librarians, and students. The many tables and statistics included in the book will aid the reader and researcher. Each chapter concludes with a narrative bibliography of recommended works of interest on the topics discussed, and a selection of photos complement the text
Small worlds : children & adolescents in America, 1850-1950 by Elliott West( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historians have been guilty of child neglect. Yes, they've studied children, but only to learn about adults. Typically they've chosen adult-centered research topics like child-rearing practices, social attitudes toward children, and the evolution of public institutions like education and juvenile courts. The thirteen essays in Small Worlds take a different tack. They treat children as active, influential participants in society. Here children and adolescents from the pre-Civil War generation to 1950 are seen as actors in their own right, shapers of their own history who not only mirror adult values, but also modify them."--Amazon.com
The saloon on the Rocky Mountain mining frontier by Elliott West( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890 by Kenneth L Holmes( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, "the excitement continues." Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of Covered Wagon Women, experience a much different journey than their predecessors. Many settlements now await those bound for the West, with amenities such as hotels and restaurants, as well as grain suppliers to provide feed for the horses and mules that h
Essays on Walter Prescott Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on urban America( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining frontiers of the Far West, 1848-1880 by Rodman W Paul( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long out of print, this study of western mining is now available with three new chapters by Elliott West. When originally published in 1963, Professor Paul's book offered the first comprehensive view of western mining as an integral part of the settlement process. In his supplemental chapters, Professor West presents a social history of mining camps - encompassing discussions of gender, class, race, labor, and the environment. The combined scholarship of Paul and West makes a strong case for the transforming effects of the mining frontier on western society in particular and American society in general. This revised, expanded edition continues to offer a distinctively vivid voice and an unusually keen eye for telling detail."--Jacket
The essential West : collected essays by Elliott West( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Scholars and enthusiasts of western American history have praised Elliott West as a distinguished historian and an accomplished writer, and this book proves them right on both counts. Capitalizing on West's wide array of interests, this collection of his essays touches on topics ranging from viruses and the telegraph to children, bison, and Larry McMurtry. Drawing from the past three centuries, West weaves the western story into that of the nation and the world beyond, from Kansas and Montana to Haiti, Africa, and the court of Louis XV. Divided into three sections, the volume begins with conquest. West is not the first historian to write about Lewis and Clark, but he is the first to contrast their expedition with Mungo Park's contemporaneous journey in Africa. ""The Lewis and Clark expedition,"" West begins, ""is one of the most overrated events in American history--and one of the most revealing."" The humor of this insightful essay is a chief characteristic of the whole book, which comprises ten chapters previously published in major journals and magazines--but revised for this edition--and four brand-new ones. West is well known for his writings about frontier family life, especially the experiences of children at work and play. Fans of his earlier books on these subjects will not be disappointed. In a final section, he looks at the West of myth and imagination, in part to show that our fantasies about the West are worth studying precisely because they have been so at odds with the real West. In essays on buffalo, Jesse James and the McMurtry novel Lonesome Dove, West directs his formidable powers to subjects that continue to shape our understanding--and often our misunderstanding--of the American West, past and present.""--Publisher's description
Man running, a novel by Elliott West( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American correspondent in Madrid loses his passport and finds himself dangerously involved with an ex-Nazi general and the general's mistress
Competing memories : the legacy of Arkansas's Civil War( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trail of Tears : National Historic Trail by Elliott West( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heathens and angels : childhood in the Rocky Mountain mining towns by Elliott West( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bison R us : the role of the buffalo in American popular culture by Elliott West( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Train tech( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Period photos, first-person accounts and visits to surviving ghost towns offer a window into the world of the Old West
Arkansas, 1800-1860 : remote and restless by S. Charles Bolton( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A l'écoute de la nuit : [Roman] by Elliott West( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The last Indian war : the Nez Perce story
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The contested plains : Indians, goldseekers, & the rush to ColoradoThe way to the West : essays on the Central PlainsGrowing up with the country : childhood on the far western frontierGrowing up in twentieth-century America : a history and reference guideSmall worlds : children & adolescents in America, 1850-1950The saloon on the Rocky Mountain mining frontierCovered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890Mining frontiers of the Far West, 1848-1880
Alternative Names
Elliott West academisch docent

Elliott West US-amerikanischer Historiker

West, Elliot

West, Elliot 1945-

West, William Elliot, 1945-

Languages
English (130)

French (3)

Spanish (2)