Eyewitness to the American West: 500 Years of Firsthand History

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In this collection of letters, diaries, interviews, and public writings from people who were "in the right place at the right time," David Colbert gives us a history of the American West, "but not the one we usually encounter and expect" ( Dallas Morning News ).Spanning 500 years from the Aztecs' first encounter with Spanish conquistadors to the explosion of technology in Silicon Valley today, vivid episodes swirl together, revealing patterns that link early Kentuckians and Asian immigrants, Mormons and black "Buffalo ...

Eyewitness to the American West: 500 Years of Firsthand History 1999, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780140280548

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