By Michael Allen and Mary L. Hanneman (eds.)
(orig., 1999, 2nd. edition, Pearson Publishing, 2007)
Frontiers of Western History is a clearly written and balanced reader for use in secondary and college-level Frontier History classes. The book features previously published and original works gathered from a wide cross-section of tranditional and “new” western historians, from Frederick Jackson Turner to Patty Limerick. While the book does not celebrate the “good old days” of western history, neither does it only repeat the tired leftist mantra of the “new” western historians. In sum, this is a book for those who seek a synthesis in their analysis of Western history.