↠´ In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho ✓ Download by Ò Carlos A. Schwantes

↠´ In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho ✓ Download by Ò Carlos A. Schwantes Idaho Is Now Seen As One Of The Most Intriguing And Attractive States In The Union Any View Of The Gem State Is Likely To Be Broadened And Deepened By This Superbly Written History Of It, In Mountain Shadows Carlos A Schwantes Illustrates The Extent To Which Idahoans Have Always Been Divided By Geography, Transportation Patterns, Religion, And History Although The State Motto Should Have Been Divided We Stand, As He Says In Affectionate Jest, It Is Also True That Idahoans Come Together On Some Basics On Avoiding Crowds And Maintaining The Good Life Close To Scenic Mountains And Streams Schwantes Reaches Back To , When Lewis And Clark Were Among The First White Men To Enter Present Day Idaho He Describes The Indians Then Living In The Great Basin And Plateau, And Proceeds Through Layers Of History To Show How Fur Traders, Missionaries, And Overland Emigrants Defined The Land That Became A Territory In And, Finally, A State In The Vigilantism, Indian Wars, Mining Booms And Busts, And An Imosity Toward Mormons And Chinese Immigrants That Marked The Territorial Years Gave Way To Troubles In The Early Years Of Statehood An Economic Downturn, Industrial Violence, Political Protest The Arrival Of Automobiles Promised To End Isolation, But The Formidable Terrain Slowed The Building Of North South Highways, Just As It Had Railroads Nevertheless, Future Idaho Would Be A Product Of Engineering And Witness The Coming Of Irrigation Systems And Hydroelectric Plants Schwantes Brings His History Through The Great Depression, World War II, And The Cold War, Noting Everyday Life, Colorful Personalities, Political And Economic Cycles, Raging Controversies, And Current Trends

This is really, really good I had it from the library and decided that I wanted a good hardcover edition for our home library and found a beautiful used one for cheap.
I m not a history reader, and I m not from Idaho My knowledge of my new home is sketchy and my mind tends to wander when I try to learn about it but this book is well and clearly written and has lots of illustrations and photos.
A good resource for research on Idaho history It has been very useful for several of my projects.

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