Richard White

Richard White is the author of many acclaimed histories, including the groundbreaking study of the transcontinental railroads, Railroaded, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Emeritus, at Stanford University, and lives near Palo Alto, California.Books in order of publication:Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington. University of Washington Press, 1979. The Roots of Dependency: Subsistence, Environment, and Social Change Among the Choctaws, Pawnees, and Navajos. University of Nebraska Press, 1983. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815. Cambridge University Press, 1991″It’s Your Misfortune and None of my Own”: A History of the American West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. The Frontier in American Culture: An Exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994-January 7, 1995, with Patricia Nelson Limerick, edited by James Grossman. University of California, 1994. The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996. Remembering Ahanagran: A History of Stories. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998. Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2011. The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Oxford History of the United States, 2017).California Exposures: Envisioning Myth and History, with photographs by Jesse Amble White. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2020. Who Killed Jane Stanford: A Gilded Age Tale of Murder, Deceit, Spirits, and the Birth of a University W. W. Norton & Company, 2022.

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