Skip to main content
view shopping cart

You've searched: University Press Catalog

  • Subject Category: Western History
(61 results)



Display: 100

    • 25th Street Confidential

    • The provocative, colorful history of Ogden's notorious 25th Street
    • Utah / Western History
    • A Frontier Life

    • This comprehensive and scholarly study of a key Mormon frontiersman unveils new details of Hamblin’s explorations and missions to American Indians.
    • Biography / Western History / Mormon Studies
    • A Kennecott Story

    • The story of a mining company that helped shape modern economic and industrial history
    • Western History / Utah
    • A Rendezvous Reader

    • Selection on a uniquely American icon—the mountain man.
    • Western History
    • A Zion Canyon Reader

    • Literary descriptions and rich histories of one of America’s favorite scenic landscapes.
    • Utah / Western History
    • At Nature’s Edge

    • A chronicle of the design, history, and restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's artist studio perched high on a cliff above the Snake River.
    • Western History
    • Back to the Soil

    • From 1880 to 1920 two million Jews left their homes in Eastern Europe and established themselves mostly in the urban centers of America, but some Jewish immigrants attempted to build agrarian communities. This book focuses on the attempt of one...
    • Utah / Western History
    • Battalion

    • Marching 2,000 miles through a mostly uncharted American Southwest, the 500-man Mormon battalion was a pivotal force in fulfilling the national dream of Manifest Destiny.
    • Western History
    • Black Pioneers

    • A collection of more than three hundred photographs, line drawings, lithographs, stereoviews, and other images that illustrate the profound influence blacks had on communal and frontier history in the American West.
    • Western History
    • Butch Cassidy and the Outlaw Trail

    • What really happened to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? Journey from Utah and Wyoming to Argentina and Bolivia to uncover the real story of the West's most famous outlaw.
    • Western History
    • Camp Floyd and the Mormons

    • Traces the history of the sojourn of “Johnston’s Army” in Utah Territory from the beginning of the Utah War in 1857 through the abandonment of Camp Floyd in Cedar Valley at the outbreak of the Civil War.
    • Utah / Western History / Mormon Studies
    • Camping Out in the Yellowstone, 1882

    • Written five years after the army chased the Nez Peirce Indians through the area, and only ten years after the park’s establishment, Mary Richards provides a vivid picture of the undeveloped and untouristed Yellowstone Park.
    • Western History
    • Canyon of Dreams

    • An engaging storyteller brings to life true stories from Grand Canyon’s human history
    • Western History
    • Cass Hite

    • Separating fact from fiction in the life of a colorful figure in canyon country history
    • Western History / Biography
    • Cleaving an Unknown World

    • A one-volume collection of several out-of-print pieces from the Powell Expeditions
    • Western History
    • Confessions of a Revisionist Historian

    • In this collection of his short works, David Bigler covers the issues and events he considers most central to understanding Utah's colorful history.
    • Utah / Western History / Mormon Studies
    • Dance with the Bear

    • This biography of a businessman, community activist, and statesman sheds light on Utah business and political history
    • Biography / Western History
    • Diary of Almon Harris Thompson

    • Diary of Almon Harris Thompson, chief assistant, geographer, and topographer for the 1869 Powell exploration of the Colorado River.
    • Western History
    • Five Old Men of Yellowstone

    • A delightful read that uncovers the work of five ranger-naturalists who changed national park interpretation forever
    • Biography / Western History
    • Forced to Abandon Our Fields

    • A record of interviews with 34 Pima elders that put a face on the depth of hardships facing many Indians in the late nineteenth century.
    • Western History / American Indian
    • Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp

    • This creative memoir tells a coming-of-age story set in a WWII Japanese American internment camp.
    • Western History / Autobiography and Memoir
    • Ghosts of Glen Canyon

    • Drift down the Colorado River through Glen Canyon and explore the people and places that encompass the history of this majestic canyon before it drowned in the rising waters of Lake Powell.
    • Western History
    • Glen Canyon

    • Fosters both appreciation and respect for the beauty and history of Glen Canyon before the dam, and understanding of the achievement and benefit of an extraordinary public works project.
    • Western History
    • Glory Hunter

    • A vivid history of Patrick Edward Connor, remembered as the founder of Fort Douglas, as the “first gentile in Utah,” the “father of Utah mining,” and the “father of the Liberal Party in Utah.”
    • Western History
    • Green River

    • The past, present and extremely uncertain future of the Green River from the perspective of natural resources in the balance.
    • Nature and Environment / Western History
    • Imagining the Big Open

    • A look at the history, pop culture, geography, and public policy of the American West, where SUV's and REI cards exist in symbiosis with the wilderness movement and Sierra Club memberships.
    • Western History
    • Immigrants in the Far West

    • Scholars from multiple disciplines discuss the role of immigration in the American West
    • Western History
    • Indians in Yellowstone National Park

    • This newly revised popular history presents prehistoric uses of the Park and human influences on its ecosystem.
    • American Indian / Western History / Archaeology
    • Into the Wilderness Dream

    • Selections from the best of three dozen accounts by the Spanish, French, English, and American explorers who came before Lewis and Clark.
    • Western History
    • Last Chance Byway

    • Explores Nine Mile Canyon’s role in Old West stories of fur trappers and miners, ranchers and homesteaders, cattle barons and barkeeps, outlaws and bounty hunters
    • Western History
    • Lost Canyons of the Green River

    • Roy Webb takes the reader back in time to discover what lay along this section of the Green River before the Flaming Gorge Dam was built and provides a historical account of this section of the Colorado River system.
    • Western History / Guidebooks and Outdoors
    • Lost in the Yellowstone (New Edition)

    • A new edition of a classic story of adventure and survival published for the first time with a handwritten record by Truman Everts
    • Western History
    • Lost Treasures on the Old Spanish Trail

    • The Old Spanish Trail was a pathway with but one purpose: to lead followers to the legendary land of Cibola and its immeasurable treasures of silver and gold.
    • Western History
    • On the Way to Somewhere Else

    • Captures almost one hundred years of the perceptions of visitors to Utah, revealing an unexpected glimpse into the physical development of the state and the political evolution of Mormonism.
    • Western History / Mormon Studies
    • Opening Zion

    • Part fashion spread, part adventure guide, and all Utah cultural treasure, this book is a stunning visual record of six female University of Utah students who explored Zion National Park in 1920 as its first official tourists.
    • Western History
    • Promontory

    • Relates the widely unknown story of the Utah Mormon community that helped to complete the first transcontinental railroad in the world, only to have promises broken and lives destroyed.
    • Western History
    • Roads in the Wilderness

    • Analyzes the critical role of roads and clashing worldviews in historical fights over wilderness in southern Utah and Northern Arizona
    • Western History / Environmental History
    • Salt Desert Trails

    • First published in 1930, Salt Desert Trails tells the story of the Great Salt Desert crossings by early explorers and emigrant parties.
    • Western History
    • Supplying Custer

    • A historical and archaeological investigation of a field supply depot used to support Custer’s cavalry
    • Archaeology / Western History
    • The Awkward State of Utah

    • A thorough and engaging account of Utah’s first fifty years of statehood
    • Utah / Western History
    • The Bitterroot and Mr. Brandborg

    • Based on extensive archival research, this book tells the story of Guy M. Brandborg and his profound impact on the practices of the U.S. Forest Service.
    • Western History / Nature and Environment
    • The Colonel and the Pacifist

    • Tells the story of Japanese-American internment during World War II from the perspective of two very different people: the Army colonel in charge of the relocations and a young student who was incarcerated at Tule Lake.
    • Western History
    • The Disappearances

    • The gripping true story of three young people who went missing at the same time in the tangle of Utah canyons and slickrock expanses
    • Western History / Creative Nonfiction
    • The Domínguez-Escalante Journal

    • The chronicle of Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez's remarkable 1776 expedition through the Rocky Mountains, the eastern Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau to inventory new lands for the Spanish crown.
    • Western History
    • The Exploration of the Colorado River in 1869 and 1871–1872

    • Diaries from Powell’s initial reconnaissance of the canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers, an expedition that would prove to be the last great exploration through unknown country in the continental United States.
    • Western History
    • The Frontier Photographers

    • Presents the unprecedented work of photographers William Henry Jackson, Jack Hillers, and Timothy O’Sullivan as they explored and captured on film the mysterious spaces of the nineteenth-century West.
    • Western History
    • The Lady in the Ore Bucket

    • A history of the lumber, mining, and hydropower industries built from three unique Salt Lake City canyons.
    • Utah / Western History
    • The Railroad and the Pueblo Indians

    • Explores the social, cultural, and economic consequences of the railroad for the Pueblo Indian
    • American Indian Studies / Western History
    • The Twilight of Self-Reliance

    • A re-publication of a lecture originally delivered by Wallace Stegner as a Tanner Lecture at the University of Utah on February 25, 1980.
    • Nature and Environment / Western History
    • Topaz

    • The story of the thousands of Japanese-Americans who were separated from their property, livelihoods, and constitutional rights, and shipped to a windswept stretch of Utah's roughest rangeland during World War II.
    • Utah / Western History
    • Troubled Trails

    • A fresh study of the Meeker Affair from the points of view of both the Utes and the non-Indian participants
    • American Indian / Western History
    • Utah

    • Chronicles the state's arduous fifty-year path to statehood—from determined pioneers seeking a haven, to backroom lobbying in the halls of Congress, to Utah's victorious admittance to the Union.
    • Utah / Western History
    • Utah and the Great War

    • The effects of World War I on Utah and its people
    • Utah / Western History
    • We Shall Remain

    • Offers a powerful perspective on the American Indian tribes of the Great Basin region now known as Utah. Produced in collaboration with the five principle nations of the Great Basin: the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo...
    • American Indian / Western History
    • Women Pilots of World War II

    • A look at the personal experiences of the Woman Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), recounting the adventures of one of eighteen classes of women to graduate from the Army Air Forces' flight training school during World War II.
    • Western History
    • Wrecks of Human Ambition

    • This volume fills a gap in existing histories of the canyon country of southeastern Utah and northern Arizona by focusing on early historical themes from the confrontation between Euro-Christian ideals and the challenging landscape.
    • Utah / Western History

QuickView

Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
 

Layout options:

Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK