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Seduced by the West : Jefferson's America and the lure of the land beyond the Mississippi

Author: Laurie M Carlson
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""The Lewis and Clark expedition has become part of the founding myth of the American West, integral to our explanations of how the nation extended to the Pacific Ocean. It remains one of the most examined yet most mysterious of the many events that shaped the West. Whenever the reasons for its epic and harrowing journey must be explained, we find ourselves awash in grey. We suppose the nation was pushing its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oregon authors
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-
Seduced by the West.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2003
(OCoLC)606990453
Online version:
Carlson, Laurie M., 1952-
Seduced by the West.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2003
(OCoLC)607887359
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie M Carlson
ISBN: 1566634903 9781566634908
OCLC Number: 50447619
Description: xii, 226 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Away to the North Pacific --
To the West by East: John Ledyard's Venture --
The French Botanist, the Fading War Hero, and Dreams of Empire --
Wild Horses, Yellow Journalists, and a Lover of Glory --
Preparations --
The Perfect Bait --
Agent 13 --
The Burr Conspiracy --
Whatever Happened to Meriwether Lewis? --
The Wrest of the West.
Responsibility: Laurie Winn Carlson.
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Carlson views the Lewis and Clark expedition as just one of several schemes to seize Western lands from foreign powers and extend the United States.  Read more...

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    schema:reviewBody """The Lewis and Clark expedition has become part of the founding myth of the American West, integral to our explanations of how the nation extended to the Pacific Ocean. It remains one of the most examined yet most mysterious of the many events that shaped the West. Whenever the reasons for its epic and harrowing journey must be explained, we find ourselves awash in grey. We suppose the nation was pushing its natural boundaries to both coasts; or we imagine it was a challenge that simply had to be met because it was there."" "So writes Laurie Winn Carlson at the start of her book about the opening of the American West. Why, she wonders, should Thomas Jefferson have bothered to send Lewis and Clark on an arduous transcontinental journey by foot when American ships were already plying the waters off the Pacific Northwest coast? Why didn't he bother to commission one of those ships to pick them up at the mouth of the Columbia River, rather than force them to return overland? The answer, Ms. Carlson argues, is that Lewis and Clark may have been only a demonstration of American reach or, worse, bait - to tempt the Spanish to attack the expedition, thus provoking a war with Spain over their territories to Florida and the West." "Seduced by the West views the Lewis and Clark expedition as just one of several schemes to seize Western lands from foreign powers and extend the new United States to the Pacific. And behind the scenes in most all of them was the Virginian who actually knew little about the West but under whose presidency the Louisiana Purchase was completed, Thomas Jefferson. As Ms. Carlson notes, Jefferson never traveled west, but he was involved to varying degrees with the men who did the exploring, organizing, and trekking at the Western frontiers - men who left few papers for historians to pursue, and have been largely forgotten."--Jacket." ;
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