Herbert E Bolton and the Historiography of the Americas

Author: Russell Magnaghi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313031762
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The comparative approach to the understanding of history is increasingly popular today. This study details the evolution of comparative history by examining the career of a pioneer in this area, Herbert E. Bolton, who popularized the notion that hemispheric history should be considered from pole to pole. Bolton traced the study of the history of the Americas back to 16th century European accounts of efforts to bring civilization to the New World, and he argued that only within this larger context could the histories of individual nations be understood. After American entry into the Spanish-American War in 1898, historians such as Bolton promoted the idea of comparative history, and it remains to this day a significant historiographical approach. Consideration of the history of the Americas as a whole dates back to 16th century European treatises on the New World. Chapter one of this study provides an overview of pre-Bolton formulations of such history. In chapter two one sees the forces that shaped Bolton's thinking and brought about the development of the concept. Chapters three and four focus upon the evolution of the approach through Bolton's history course at the University of California at Berkeley and the reception of the concept among Bolton's contemporaries. Unfortunately, Bolton never fully developed the theoretical side of his arguement; thus, chapter five chronicles the decline of his ideas after his death. The final chapter reveals the survival of the concept, which is now embraced by a new generation of historians who are largely unfamiliar with Bolton's instrumental role in the promotion of comparative history.

Herbert Eugene Bolton

Author: Albert L. Hurtado
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272161
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"A vivid, compelling, and timely biography of an historian who struggled, sometimes against his own prejudices, to make both the United States and American history less provincial. Al Hurtado has managed to capture more than half a century of American intellectual life, social life, and institution building through the story of single man."--Richard White, author of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America "This definitive biography does double duty as a candid chronicle of academic history on the Pacific Slope, with all the rivalries, shifting allegiances, and promotional disputes that swirled around the persistent productivity of Herbert Eugene Bolton, academic archon of the Spanish Borderlands."--Kevin Starr, University of Southern California "Al Hurtado fills a void with this comprehensive biography of Herbert Eugene Bolton, the historian who invented the concept of 'the Spanish Borderlands' of North America and imagined a hemispheric history of a 'Greater America' that transcended national boundaries. Here he is, warts and all, amidst all the messy and fascinating details of his professional life. Deeply researched and written with verve and irony, this is a marvelous read."--John Mack Faragher, author (with Robert V. Hine) of The American West: A New Interpretive History.

Spanish Borderlands

Author: Herbert E. Bolton
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766160064
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1921. Volume 23 of 50. The Chronicles of America Series is dedicated to presenting the main facts surrounding American history and the interesting historical stories behind civilization in America. In the present work, the Spanish Borderlands is a chronicle of old Florida and the Southwest. It tells of Spanish pathfinders and pioneers in the regions between Florida and California over which Spain held sway for centuries.

Bolton and the Spanish Borderlands

Author: Herbert Eugene Bolton
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806111506
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In the early years of the twentieth century, Herbert Eugene Bolton opened up a new area of study in American history: the Spanish Borderlands. His research took him to the archives of Mexico, where he found a wealth of unpublished, even unknown, material that shed new light on the early history of North America, particularly the American Southwest. The seventeen essays in this book, edited by John Francis Bannon, illustrate the importance of his contributions to American historiography and provide a solid foundation for students of Borderlands history.

Herbert Eugene Bolton

Author: Albert L. Hurtado
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520272161
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"A vivid, compelling, and timely biography of an historian who struggled, sometimes against his own prejudices, to make both the United States and American history less provincial. Al Hurtado has managed to capture more than half a century of American intellectual life, social life, and institution building through the story of single man."--Richard White, author of Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America "This definitive biography does double duty as a candid chronicle of academic history on the Pacific Slope, with all the rivalries, shifting allegiances, and promotional disputes that swirled around the persistent productivity of Herbert Eugene Bolton, academic archon of the Spanish Borderlands."--Kevin Starr, University of Southern California "Al Hurtado fills a void with this comprehensive biography of Herbert Eugene Bolton, the historian who invented the concept of 'the Spanish Borderlands' of North America and imagined a hemispheric history of a 'Greater America' that transcended national boundaries. Here he is, warts and all, amidst all the messy and fascinating details of his professional life. Deeply researched and written with verve and irony, this is a marvelous read."--John Mack Faragher, author (with Robert V. Hine) of The American West: A New Interpretive History.

Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West

Author: Steven L. Danver
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506354912
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The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America’s most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. This work will cover not only the significant events and actors of Western politics, but also deal with key institutional, historical, environmental, and sociopolitical themes and concepts that are important to more fully understanding the politics of the West over the last century.

The Pacific Ocean in History

Author: Herbert E. Bolton
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781110774043
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Writing Western History

Author: Richard W. Etulain
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874175172
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Historians of the American West are indebted to the pioneering scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Frederick Jackson Turner, Walter Prescott Webb, and Herbert Eugene Bolton. Etulain gathers essays by contemporary historians on ten of these early writers to survey of the evolution of a scholarly field.

The Hasinais Southern Caddoans as Seen by the Earliest Europeans

Author: Herbert Eugene Bolton
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806134413
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Renowned as the founder of Spanish borderlands studies, Herbert Eugene Bolton was the first U.S. historian to build his research on Spanish archives and other forgotten archives in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, and Cuba. Yet before that, from 1906 to 1908, Bolton studied the Hasinai Indians of Louisiana and Texas. Russell Magnaghi has edited Bolton's previously unpublished examination of the Hasinais, a settled, agricultural American Indian tribe in East Texas and one of the two major branches of the Caddoan Indians. Bolton's ethnohistorical analysis' includes chapters on the Hasinai interaction with the Spanish and the French; their economic life and social and political organization; their housing, hardware, and handicrafts; their dress and adornment; their religious beliefs and customs; and their war customs and ceremonials.