Fall 1966 • Vol. XXVIII No. 5 Book Reviews |

The Western Settlement

Exploration And Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann. Alfred A. Knopf, $10.00. The American West, or that portion of the United States lying west of the 100th meridian, perhaps has fascinated American and European readers more than any other region of the world. Today, over a dozen university presses specialize in Western themes, along with an equal number of prestigious commercial houses and even more publishers of pulp and "slick" magazines. Subjects which have traditionally received the most attention, both fictional and scholarly, are the Indians, mountain men, cowboys, frontier soldiers, and explorers. It would seem that each of these has been so thoroughly exhausted that little can be added at this late date by way of new facts and ideas. In the process, however, some of the most important contributors to Western settlement have been neglected, particularly the scientists and surveyors of the post-Civil War er

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