Series: The Lamar Series in Western History

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Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian by Don C. Talayesva1963
Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie by John Mack Faragher1986
The New Encyclopedia of the American West by Howard R. Lamar1998
Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas by Gregg Cantrell1999
Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp by Steven Lubet2004
Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment by David J. Weber2005
Fugitive Landscapes: The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands by Samuel Truett2006
Emerald City : An Environmental History of Seattle by Matthew Klingle2007
Frontiers: A Short History of the American West by Robert V. Hine2007
Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory by Christian W. McMillen2007
The American Far West in the Twentieth Century by Earl Pomeroy2008
Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place by Benjamin Heber Johnson2008
The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hamalainen2008
War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay2008
"Liberty to the Downtrodden": Thomas L. Kane, Romantic Reformer (The Lamar Series in Western History) by Matthew J. Grow2009
Borderlines in Borderlands: James Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821 by J. C. A. Stagg2009
The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion by Jay Gitlin2009
Furs and Frontiers in the Far North: The Contest among Native and Foreign Nations for the Bering Strait Fur Trade by Dr. John R. Bockstoce2009
Defying the Odds: The Tule River Tribe's Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries by Gelya Frank2010
The Jeffersons at Shadwell by Susan Kern2010
William Clark's World: Describing America in an Age of Unknowns by Peter J. Kastor2010
Geronimo by Robert M. Utley2012
Before L.A.: Race, Space, and Municipal Power in Los Angeles, 1781-1894 by David Samuel Torres-Rouff2013
Nature's Noblemen: Transatlantic Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West by Monica Rico2013

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Series description

Published by Yale University Press, the Lamar Series in Western History includes scholarly books of general public interest that enhance the understanding of human affairs in the American West and contribute to a wider understanding of the West's significance in the political, social, and cultural life of America.

Yale began publishing new titles in this series in 2007. Earlier titles are reprints or were added to the series retroactively and can be found here.


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