[PDF] Download ☆ In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho | by ↠ Carlos A. Schwantes
Oct 29, 2020 - 02:50 AM By 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 statIdaho 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 1805, 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 1863 and, finally, a state in 1890 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.
  • Title: In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho
  • Author: Carlos A. Schwantes
  • ISBN: 9780803292413
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback

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Mel Oct 29, 2020 - 02:50 AM
I felt it only appropriate that since I am now an Idaho resident, that I should learn about the history of the state I claim as home. This book was well-written and utilised a plethora of bibliographic sources. It covered the time from just before Lewis and Clark's Discovery expedition up to basically 1990. The information provided was not overwhelming with facts and kept the reader interested throughout most of it. There were times when the author leaped forward or back without references the m [...]
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Diana Higgins Oct 29, 2020 - 02:50 AM
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 more about it but this book is well and clearly written and has lots of illustrations and photos.
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Brandi Oct 29, 2020 - 02:50 AM
A good resource for research on Idaho history. It has been very useful for several of my projects.
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In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho By 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 statIdaho 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 1805, 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 1863 and, finally, a state in 1890 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.

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