Previous title: Western Americana: Frontier History of the Trans-Mississippi, 1550-1900
Assembled in co-operation with Yale University Library and the Newberry Library, Western American Frontier History, 1550-1900 includes a broad selection of printed sources relating to the discovery, exploration, settlement and development of North America from Mexico to the Arctic Ocean, and from the Mississippi River Valley and Hudson's Bay to the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Straits.
Prepared under the guidance of Archibald Hanna, Jr., former Curator of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Western American Frontier History presents a wide range of primary and secondary source materials based on the bibliography U.S. IANA by Wright Howes, with additional material contributed from The Spanish Southwest, 1542-1774 by H. R. Wagner, The Plains and the Rockies by Wagner Camp, A Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana by Colton Storm, and A Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces by Bruce B. Peel.
This collection makes available material from the world's finest collections on this expansive topic, with holdings from the Newberry Library and Yale University Library.
This collection brings forth a wealth of broadsides, pamphlets and other ephemera not listed in printed bibliographies.
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