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The American West and the World

Transnational and Comparative Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Janne Lahti

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190 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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Description

The American West and the World provides a synthetic introduction to the transnational history of the American West. Drawing from the insights of recent scholarship, Janne Lahti recenters the history of the U.S. West in the global contexts of empires and settler colonialism, discussing exploration, expansion, migration, violence, intimacies, and ideas. Lahti examines established subfields of Western scholarship, such as borderlands studies and transnational histories of empire, as well as relatively unexplored connections between the West and geographically nonadjacent spaces. Lucid and incisive, The American West and the World firmly situates the historical West in its proper global context.

Reviews

"The American West and the World is a smart, well-written, nicely structured, innovative, insightful, and thoroughly engaging synthesis of a generation of recent scholarship that globally contextualizes the American western past."

David Wrobel, Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The American West as Global History

Part I Global Convergences

  1. Shared Worlds
  2. Settler Revolutions
  3. Part II Global Circulations

  4. Violence
  5. Intimacies of Empires
  6. Imperial Eyes

Epilogue

Index

About the Author

Janne Lahti is Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the editor of American Studies in Scandinavia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS029000
HISTORY / North America
HIS036000
HISTORY / United States / General
HIS036040
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
HIS036140
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)