American West, 1870-1890, what was goin' on?
November 14, 2010 7:15 PM Subscribe
[bookfilter] Recommend me a good book or two about the American West circa 1870 - 1890. History or historical fiction, for fun reading, not research.
posted by exphysicist345 to society & culture (27 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
The Civil War was over, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, the telegraph was in wide use, but the telephone and automobiles were still in the future. What was going on in the US, west of the Mississippi River? I am not writing a paper or taking a class, I'm just a general reader looking for a good book or two, hopefully well-written and delightful to read.