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Across the continent : Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the making of America

Author: Douglas Seefeldt; Jeffrey L Hantman; Peter S Onuf
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An obscure undertaking in its own time, the Lewis and Clark expedition has grown in the American imagination, acquiring an almost mythic stature. Arriving as the country commemorates the expedition's bicentennial, Across the Continent is not an exercise in demythologizing; rather, it is an examination of the explorers' world and the complicated ways in which it relates to our own. The essays collected here look at
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Seefeldt; Jeffrey L Hantman; Peter S Onuf
ISBN: 0813923131 9780813923130
OCLC Number: 55494879
Description: x, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : geopolitics, science, and culture conflicts / Peter S. Onuf and Jeffrey L. Hantman --
Jefferson's Pacific : the science of distant empire, 1768-1811 / Alan Taylor --
Securing America : Jefferson's fluid plans for the western perimeter / Jenry Morsman --
Thomas Jefferson's conflicted legacy in American archaeology / David Hurst Thomas --
A nation imagined, a nation measured : the Jeffersonian legacy / Kenneth Prewitt --
Oñate's foot : histories, landscapes, and contested memories in the Southwest / Douglas Seefeldt.
Responsibility: edited by Douglas Seefeldt, Jeffrey L. Hantman, Peter S. Onuf.

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