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A Colorado History, 10th Edition

A Colorado History, 10th Edition


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Experience Colorado with this new, enlarged edition of A Colorado History. For fifty years, the authors of this preeminent resource have led readers on an extraordinary exploration of how the state has changed—and how it has stayed the same.

From the arrival of Paleo-Indians in the Mesa Verde region to the fast pace of the twenty-first century, A Colorado History covers the political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues, along with the fascinating events and characters, that have shaped this dynamic state.

In print for fifty years, this distinctive examination of the Centennial State is a must-read for history buffs, students, researchers—or anyone—interested in the remarkable place called Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871083197
Publisher: Pruett Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Series: Pruett Series
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 519,891
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Maxine Benson is a Colorado native and an independent historian who has served as state historian with the Colorado Historical Society.
Duane A. Smith recently retired as a professor of history and Southwest studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books.
Carl Ubbelohde was the Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Land

1. A Prehistoric Prelude: The Dwellers in the Cliffs
2. A Spanish Borderland
3. Exploring Louisiana
4. The Fur Frontier
5. The Frontier in Transition
6. Gold Rush
7. Miners and Merchants
8. Culture Comes to the Gold Towns
9. Legal Beginnings
10. Battlegrounds
11. Smelters and Railroads
12. Utopias in the Desert
13. Carpetbagger’s Kingdom
14. The Centennial State
15. Carbonate Camps
16. Open Range Days
17. Beyond the Continental Divide
18. Ditchdiggers and Sodbusters
19. New Frontiers
20. Politics and Populists
21. The Silver Crusade
22. The Good Old Days
23. The Era of Industrial Warfare
24. Water and Sugar
25. The Progressive Era
26. State and Nation
27. The Twenties
28. Depression Decade
29. Life in Colorado Between Two Wars
30. Decades of Boom, Years of Bust
31. Colorado and the Nation
32. Urban Colorado
33. The Old and the New
34. “We Can’t Remember Who We Were Tomorrow”
35. Colorado in the New Millennium
36. Fire and Water
37. “Today Is Going To Be Long Long Ago”

Suggested Reading
Colorado’s Governors, Senators, and Congressional
Representatives (Chronological List)
Picture Credits

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