Experience Colorado with this new, enlarged edition of A COLORADO HISTORY. For fifty years, the authors of this preeminent resource have led readers on an extraordinary exploration of how the state has changed--and how it has stayed the same. From the arrival of Paleo-Indians in the Mesa Verde region to the fast pace of the twenty-first century, A COLORADO HISTORY covers the political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues, along with the fascinating events and characters, that have shaped this dynamic state. In print for fifty years, this distinctive examination of the Centennial State is a must-read for history buffs, students, researchers--or anyone--interested in the remarkable place called Colorado.
About the Author
Maxine Benson is a Colorado native and an independent historian who has served as state historian with the Colorado Historical Society. Duane A. Smith recently retired as a professor of history and Southwest studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He has authored or coauthored more than a dozen books. Carl Ubbelohde was the Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor of History Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University.