New Perspectives on the West

See also the great collection of links to various topics on the West: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/links/index.htm

The Role of the Mythic West in American Culture

Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”

Interview with historian William Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, University of Wisconsin

The Pioneer Experience

Vermonters in the West: Pioneer Letters of Gershom Flagg

The Vermontville Colony

Joseph Savage and the New England Emigrant Aid party

The Gold Rush

Gold Fever!

The Impact of Westward Expansion on Indigenous Populations

The American Experience: Gold Rush

Cultural Encounters

Little House on the Osage Prairie