Industrialization sent Americans outdoors to escape, recreate, and learn things with their bodies. This impulse explains the rise of professional guiding as a form of labor. In turn, guiding reveals an underlying economy of expertise that bound cities with nature, work with play, East with West, and industrialization with tourism and consumption.
Founded in 1969, The Western Historical Quarterly, the official journal of the Western History Association, presents original scholarly articles dealing with the North American West - the westward movement from the Atlantic to the Pacific, twentieth-century regional studies, the Spanish borderlands, Native American history, and developments in western Canada, northern Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii. Each issue contains reviews and notices of significant books in the field, as well as bibliographic lists of recent articles and dissertations. The Western Historical Quarterly is published for the Western Historical Association by Utah State University, and the Department of History, Utah State University.