Montana Legacy: Essays on History, People, and Place
A rich and varied tapestry, Montana Legacy looks at the people, cultures, places, and events that shaped present-day Montana from Plentywood to Butte, Great Falls to Virginia City, and Billings to Browning. Designed to make you think about Montana history in a new way, this anthology features sixteen essays chosen for their relevance, readability, and scholarship.
Topics in Montana's environmental history—including Glacier National Park and the Berkeley Pit (part of the largest Superfund cleanup site in the United States)—are discussed, as are Indians' experiences in the state, from the fur trade through twentieth-century. Montana's ethnic minorities, including Chinese miners and Mexican American sugar beet workers, make their appearance, as do women of all sorts, from farm wives to Butte bootleggers. So, too, do more traditional historical figures, including the Copper Kings and Custer.
The volume's editors—Montana historians at Montana State University, Bozeman, The University of Montana, Missoula, and Carroll College, Helena—carefully selected topics that range across two centuries—from the fur trade to power deregulation—and expose Montana's cultural and geographical diversity. Join them in this exploration of Montana's past and gain a better understanding Montana's future.
This 320 page, paperback book of essays is available for $18.95 plus shipping and handling through the Society by calling toll free 1-800-243-9900.Order