Beyond Lewis and Clark: The Army Explores the West

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In Beyond Lewis and Clark, James Ronda offers a corrective vision of the history of the Corps of Discovery. The nearly exclusive attention paid to Lewis and Clark of late has cast the broader pattern of army exploration in the West into obscurity. In this volume Ronda puts Lewis and Clark into the broad pattern of Enlightenment-era science and empire-building, and establishes how the Jeffersonian model of exploration endured to varying degrees via other army expeditions. Particular attention is paid to John C. Fremont, the ...

Beyond Lewis and Clark: The Army Explores the West 2003, Washington State Historical Society, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295983561

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