The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West
Date: September 2019
Duration: 14 hours 44 minutes
The 'settling' of the American West has been perceived throughout the world as a series of quaint, violent, and romantic adventures. But in fact, Patricia Nelson Limerick argues, the West has a history grounded primarily in economic reality; in hardheaded questions of profit, loss, competition, and consolidation. Here she interprets the stories and the characters in a new way: the trappers, traders, Indians, farmers, oilmen, cowboys, and sheriffs of the Old West 'meant business' in more ways than one, and their descendants mean business today.