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The Resource Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley

Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley

Label
Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
Title
Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays on the life and explorations of Zebulon Pike examines the complex career of this soldier and western explorer, and considers his contributions to the young nation's understanding of the southwestern portion of the territories acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, in a variety of contexts . Essays address topics such as geography and cartography, scientific exploration, Native American relations, and diplomacy with Spanish Mexican powers, as well as topics related to Pike's controversial military career, and his place in the pantheon of American explorers. Several black and white illustrations are included. Contributors are historians specializing in the history of the American West. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10128591
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F592
LC item number
.Z43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harris, Matthew L
  • Buckley, Jay H
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pike, Zebulon Montgomery
  • West (U.S.)
  • Explorers
  • Jefferson, Thomas
Target audience
adult
Label
Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-234) and index
Contents
Introduction: Zebulon Montgomery Pike in American memory / Matthew L. Harris -- Pike as a forgotten and misunderstood explorer / Jay H. Buckley -- Pike and empire / James P. Ronda -- Pike and American science / John Logan Allen -- Jeffersonian explorers in the Trans-Mississippi West: Zebulon Pike in perspective / Jay H. Buckley -- An empire and ecology of liberty / Jared Orsi -- Enemies and friends: Pike and Melgares in the competition for the Great Plains / Leo E. Oliva -- James Wilkinson: Pike's mentor and Jefferson's capricious point man in the West / William E. Foley
Control code
2011031062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 242 p.
Isbn
9780806142432
Lccn
2011031062
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West, edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-234) and index
Contents
Introduction: Zebulon Montgomery Pike in American memory / Matthew L. Harris -- Pike as a forgotten and misunderstood explorer / Jay H. Buckley -- Pike and empire / James P. Ronda -- Pike and American science / John Logan Allen -- Jeffersonian explorers in the Trans-Mississippi West: Zebulon Pike in perspective / Jay H. Buckley -- An empire and ecology of liberty / Jared Orsi -- Enemies and friends: Pike and Melgares in the competition for the Great Plains / Leo E. Oliva -- James Wilkinson: Pike's mentor and Jefferson's capricious point man in the West / William E. Foley
Control code
2011031062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 242 p.
Isbn
9780806142432
Lccn
2011031062
Other physical details
ill.

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