Continental Reckoning: The American West in the Age of Expansion

Unprecedented exploration uncovered the West’s extraordinary resources, beginning with the discovery of gold in California within days of the United States acquiring the territory following the Mexican-American War. As those resources were developed, often by the most modern methods and through modern corporate enterprise, half of the contiguous United States was physically transformed. Elliott West discusses the American West and its vital role in the transformation of the nation. 

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