The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2013

Publication of Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West

Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West
Land, As Far As the Eye Can See:
Portuguese in the Old West
by Donald
Warrin and Geoffrey L. Gomes

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), announces the publication of Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West by Donald Warrin and Geoffrey L. Gomes, an entertaining 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.

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

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.

Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West is volume 21 of the Portuguese in the Americas Series published by Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.

This updated edition is published by arrangement with the University Press of Oklahoma.

For more information please contact Mario Pereira, Managing Editor of Tagus Press at 508-999-8255 or mpereira6@umassd.edu. To purchase the volume, please visit the UPNE website.

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