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West of the Revolution : an uncommon history of 1776

Author: Claudio Saunt
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Details the other revolutions during 1776, including the reaction of the native residents of San Francisco in the wake of the first European settlement there and the devastation of the Aleutian Islands by the Russians' hunt for sea otters.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Saunt
ISBN: 9780393240207 0393240207 9780393351156 0393351157
OCLC Number: 875056112
Description: 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Western speculation: Henderson's Transylvania colony --
The Russians are coming. Soft gold: Aleuts and Russians in Alaska --
A war for independence: the San Diego uprising --
First contact: colonizing San Francisco --
Across the Colorado Plateau --
The continental divide. A forest transformed: the Hudson's Bay Company and Cumberland House --
The discovery: the Black Hills and the Lakota nation --
An invasion of malefactors: Osage Country --
Surrounded: the deep South interior --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Uncommon history of 1776
Responsibility: Claudio Saunt.
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