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The Resource Jefferson's America : the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation, by Julie M. Fenster

Jefferson's America : the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation, by Julie M. Fenster

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Jefferson's America : the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation
Title
Jefferson's America
Title remainder
the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation
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by Julie M. Fenster
Title variation
President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation
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eng
Summary
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast expanses west of the Mississippi River, the stakes for American expansion were incalculably high. Even after the American purchase of the Louisiana Territory, Spain still coveted that land and was prepared to employ any means to retain it. With war expected at any moment, Jefferson played a game of strategy, putting on the ground the only Americans he could: a cadre of explorers who finally annexed it through courageous investigation. Responsible for orchestrating the American push into the continent was President Thomas Jefferson. He most famously recruited Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who led the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific, but at the same time there were other teams who did the same work, in places where it was even more crucial. William Dunbar, George Hunter, Thomas Freeman, Peter Custis, and the dauntless Zebulon Pike{u2014}all were dispatched on urgent missions to map the frontier and keep up a steady correspondence with Washington about their findings. But they weren{u2019}t always well-matched{u2014}with each other and certainly not with a Spanish army of a thousand soldiers or more. These tensions threatened to undermine Jefferson{u2019}s goals for the nascent country, leaving the United States in danger of losing its foothold in the West. Deeply researched and inspiringly told, Jefferson{u2019}s America rediscovers the robust and often harrowing action from these seminal expeditions and illuminates the president{u2019}s vision for a continental America
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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non fiction
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Jefferson's America : the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation, by Julie M. Fenster
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
In Play -- The Man In The Farming Coat -- This Paradise Or Pandemonium -- A Wall Of Brass -- "They Pretend It Is Only To Promote Knoledge" -- "The Object Of Your Mission Is Single" -- Captain Merry -- A Second Expedition -- A Special Kind Of War -- Toward The Ouachita -- River Of Dirt -- Louisiana Freshes -- Mandan, Amatari And MinitarĂ­ -- New Year's -- The Arcansa And Red River Expedition -- Mysteries Of The Mississippi -- Achievements Large And Small -- "The More Danger The More Honor" -- Hobbling Boldly -- To Go Or Not To Go -- Freeman And A Certain Success -- Men Of Jefferson
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sky2ocm78996751
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780307956484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Jefferson's America : the President, the purchase, and the explorers who transformed a nation, by Julie M. Fenster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In Play -- The Man In The Farming Coat -- This Paradise Or Pandemonium -- A Wall Of Brass -- "They Pretend It Is Only To Promote Knoledge" -- "The Object Of Your Mission Is Single" -- Captain Merry -- A Second Expedition -- A Special Kind Of War -- Toward The Ouachita -- River Of Dirt -- Louisiana Freshes -- Mandan, Amatari And MinitarĂ­ -- New Year's -- The Arcansa And Red River Expedition -- Mysteries Of The Mississippi -- Achievements Large And Small -- "The More Danger The More Honor" -- Hobbling Boldly -- To Go Or Not To Go -- Freeman And A Certain Success -- Men Of Jefferson
Control code
sky2ocm78996751
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780307956484
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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