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9780062225153 â€œIngenious. A magnificent scholarly achievement. A sweeping new narrative account of [western] history. A book to ponder and plunder.â€ â€”Virginia Scharff, Western Quarterly Review â€œNot only well researched and presented but instantly absorbing.â€ â€”Adrienne Caughfield, Journal of American History Â Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of the Bancroft Prizeâ€”historical writingâ€™s most prestigious awardâ€”Empires, Nations, and Families is an epic work of American History that fills in the blanks on the map of the American West between 1800 and 1860. Historian Anne F. Hydeâ€”author of An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture and co-author (with William Deverell) of The West in the History of the Nationâ€”tells a riveting true story of Native Americans, entrepreneurs, fur trappers and fur traders in a vibrant â€œwildernessâ€ to which Daniel Boone himself was a Johnny-come-lately.