qLimerick is one of the most engaging historians writing today.q --Richard White The qsettlingq 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 qmeant businessq in more ways than one, and their descendents mean business today.Most of the appropriate documents a pay stubs, rent receipts, tax forms a could easily be forged. Perhaps most ironic was the ... The employer was not expected to authenticate those papers; his legal obligation was to make sure the applicant could produce them. The one certain outcome of the 1986 law, nearly everyone agreed, was a fine new opportunity for creators of fake documents. aquot;Forgers [ were]anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West|
|Author||:||Patricia Nelson Limerick|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2011-02-07|