Portuguese American Journal

Book: Land as Far as The Eye can See: Portuguese in the Old West – Editor’s Note

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, in partnership with the University Press of New England (UPNE), has launched the publication of Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West by Donald Warrin and Geoffrey L. Gomes, an entertaining account of pioneering Portuguese men and women who settled the vast frontier of the American West. This updated edition is published by arrangement with the University Press of Oklahoma.

This book weaves the tale of enterprising Portuguese immigrants into the wider story of the Old West. Its biographies range from detailed profiles of those who stood out to glimpses of obscure yet important settlers. Through the deeds of these Portuguese pioneers, Land, As Far As the Eye Can See provides a history of the opening, conquest, and development of the American West.

Land, As Far As the Eye Can See: Portuguese in the Old West is volume 21 of the Portuguese in the Americas Series published by Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth, the publishing arm of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.

About the Authors

Donald Warrin is an historian at the Regional Oral History Office, UC Berkeley. His most recent book is So Ends This Day: The Portuguese in American Whaling, 1765 – 1927 .Geoffrey L. Gomes is a retired instructor of history at Chabot College, Hayward, California.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 376 pp. 67 illus. (6 1/8 x 9 1/4″)
  • Author(s): Donald Warrin &Geoffrey L. Gomes
  • Publisher: Tagus Press (August, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-933227 -48-1

Source: Tagus Press