Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth
2013 . 376 pp. 67 illus., 5 maps, 2 tables 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
History American West / W Frontier - Portuguese Immigration
$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.
“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