The Pioneers Who Pushed America West

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The call of the West pulled adventurous Americans from the East Coast to cross the Mississippi in search of fortune. H.W. Brands, Jack S. Blanton, Sr. chair in history at the University of Texas at Austin, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the perseverance that these pioneers displayed – and about the extreme violence they were capable of. His new book is called “Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West.”

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