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    Civil War and 19th Century Westward Expansion

    Historians discussed how the Civil War and 19th century westward expansion were interrelated and together transformed the country. They described a power shift from white citizens in the West to…

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    Past, Present and Future of the American West

    At the end of a three-day conference on the 19th century American West, scholars discussed the value of studying Western history, how key events influenced the West’s development, and…

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    Westward Expansion During the 19th Century

    Historians talked about westward expansion after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the political reasons for traveling west. They also discussed Kit Carson and other mountain men, and the…

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