Great River of the West (BOK)

Great River of the West (BOK)

William L Lang

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In the Pacific Northwest, the river of dominance is the Columbia, and in ways both profound and mundane its history is the history of the region. In "Great River of the West" historians and anthropologists consider a range of topics about the river, from Indian rock art, Chinook Jargon, and ethnobotany on the Columbia to literary and family history, the creation of an engineered river, and the inherent mythic power of place. Since first contact between Euro-Americans and Native peoples during the late 18th century, the river's history has been characterized by dramatic demographic, social, and economic changes. The remarkable set of essays in "Great River of the West" investigate these changes by highlighting important episodes in the history of the river. Readers meet mariners who challenge the Columbia River bar, a family torn by insanity, Native people who preserve fishing traditions, and dam-builders who radically change the Columbia. William Lang is professor of history at Portland State University and director of the Center for Columbia River History. Robert Carriker is professor of history at Gonzaga University, Spokane. Other contributors include Richard W. Etulain, Eugene S. Hunn, William D. Layman, Patricia Nelson Limerick, James P. Ronda, Lillian Schlissel, and Henry Zenk.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1999 Forfatter William L Lang
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780295977775
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,5cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 268 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Robert C. Carriker, William L. Lang