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Land, As Far As the Eye Can See
Portuguese in the Old West
Donald Warrin, Geoffrey L. Gomes; Eduardo Mayone Dias, fwd.

Portuguese in the Americas Series

2013 • 384 pp. 67 illus., 5 maps, 2 tables 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
History American West / W Frontier - Portuguese Immiga

$24.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-48-1

An entertaining and innovative account of pioneering Portuguese men and women who settled the vast frontier of the American West

This book weaves the tale of enterprising Portuguese immigrants into the wider story of the Old West. Its biographies range from detailed profiles of those who stood out to glimpses of obscure yet important settlers. Through the deeds of these Portuguese pioneers, Land, As Far As the Eye Can See provides a history of the opening, conquest, and development of the American West.

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Reviews / Endorsements

The Portuguese pioneered everywhere on the western frontier. Their stories…have never been told, that is, not until this sensitive, pathbreaking book.”—Richard Orsi, Editor, California History

“Unique, then, and pioneering too, the book is also magnetically readable throughout.”—Frederick Nolan, author of The West of Billy the Kid

“The authors must be commended for avoiding narrow methodology and successfully weaving their account of this Portuguese people into a mainstream American history.” —Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe, author, Speaking through the Aspens: Basque Tree Carvings in California and Nevada

“Land, As Far As the Eye Can See comes as a surprise, a book that portrays magnificently the Portuguese indomitable spirit, adaptable nature, creative attitude, and persistent character. . . . This book recognizes the spirit of the people who dared, and won, like the Portuguese did in the Old West.” —Robson Ciro Chaves, The Western Historical Quarterly

DONALD WARRIN is an historian at the Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley. His most recent book is So Ends This Day: The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765–1927. GEOFFREY L. GOMES is a retired instructor of history at Chabot College.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:12:06 -0500