The American West (History in a Box)


The American West offers a survey of a region shaped by geography and history from 1802 through World War II. It covers topics currently taught, highlighting the central role of the federal government in shaping the West, and the place of the mythology of the West in popular culture. This box includes the unique booklet Views of the West, with photographs by Andrew Russell and William Henry Jackson. The CD included in this box features songs as well as excerpts from Gold Rush letters and a memoir by a homesteader on the North Plains.

Each volume of the History in a Box series includes:

  • A resource book with annotated primary sources, artwork, maps, discussion questions, and a list of additional resources; accompanied by an electronic version of the book on CD-ROM
  • A sequential set of posters of documents and illustrations
  • 8 to 10 portrait placards of key individuals
  • A timeline
  • Lectures by eminent historians (DVD)
  • Music and/or dramatic readings of letters from the period (CD)


Standard Price: $24.99 Affiliate Price: $18.74