Montana: A History of Two Centuries

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University of Washington Press, 1991 - History - 466 pages
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"Montana: A History of Two Centuries" first appeared in 1976 and immediately became the standard work in its field. In this thoroughgoing revision, William L. Lang has joined Michael P. Malone and Richard B. Roeder in carrying forward the narrative to the 1990s. Fully twenty percent of the text is new or revised, incorporating the results of new research and new interpretations dealing with pre-history, Native American studies, ethnic history, women's studies, oral history, and recent political history. In addition, the bibliography has been updated and greatly expanded, new maps have been drawn, and new photographs have been selected.

  

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Contents

Montana in Prehistory
3
Exploration and the Rivalry of Empires
22
The Era of the Fur Trade
41
The Mining Frontier
64
Montana Territory
92
Indian Removal 18511890
114
Stockmen and the Open Range
145
Railroads Silver and Statehood
172
The Homestead Boom 19001918
232
The Progressive Era and World War I
254
Drought Depression and War 19191946
280
The Modern Montana Economy 19201990
314
A Social and Cultural Profile
347
Politics and Government in Modern Montana 19451990
378
Selected Bibliography
401
Index
449

Copper and Politics 18801910
201

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About the author (1991)

Michael P. Malone was president of Montana State University, Bozeman.

Lang is professor of history at Portland State University and director of the Center for Columbia River History.

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