Introduction: The American pale -- pt. 1. Unwelcome strangers : the Irish and the American West -- From Ireland to America's mythic West : William L. O'Brien's working-class grand tour -- Irrepressible conflicts : systems of slavery in the Civil War era -- Slavery, the Irish, and Western America -- Most unlikely Westerners -- Savage twins : Indians and Irish on the border -- pt. 2. An alternate frontier : the Irish in the American West -- Border wars : clustered Irish across the meridian -- Finding a "fair living" : patterns of Irish migration and settlement in the West -- The worlds the Irish made : transplanting the townlands to Western America -- An alternate frontier : the Irish strain in labor's Western American heartland -- Epilogue: A different kind of West -- Appendix: Western communities that sent contributions to support Irish nationalism (1880-1882, 1905)
Originally published: Yonkers-on-Hudson, N.Y. : World Book Co., 1929. Includes additional sketches, photos, and paintings by Jackson and commentary.
Early experiences -- A plunge into unknown fields -- Bullwhacking across the plains -- Trailing California mustangs -- Photographing along the Union Pacific route -- Across Wyoming with Hayden -- First photographing of the Yellowstone -- Photographing the Grand Teton -- Among the Colorado Rockies -- Around the headwaters of the Arkansas -- Photographing the mountain of the Holy Cross -- Photographic adventures among the Ute Indians -- Among the peaks of the San Juan -- Adventures with a larger camera -- Discovery of the cliff ruins -- In the land of the cliff dwellers -- Further adventures with the Indians -- In the land of the Pueblos -- Along old Wyoming trails again