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The westward movement, 1832-1889.

Author: Richard B Morris; James Leslie Woodress
Publisher: St. Louis, Webster Pub. Co. [1961]
Series: Reading expeditions., Voices from America's past.
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Relates the history of the western expansion beyond the Mississippi through eyewitness accounts drawn from such contemporary sources as letters, diaries, reminiscences, novels, poetry, press reports, and selections from key public documents.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Morris; James Leslie Woodress
OCLC Number: 839746
Description: 58 p. illus. 23 cm.
Contents: The land and the people: Frémont crosses the Sierras --
The desert barrier --
A tour on the prairies --
The Indians --
The trappers --
The emigrants --
The conquest: To California by sea --
A day with the cow column --
The Donner party starves --
Mark Twain rides the overland stage --
The coming of the railroad --
The mining frontier: The discovery of gold --
The ranching frontier: The long drive --
The farming frontier: Homesteading in the Dakotas --
The land rush in Oklahoma.
Series Title: Reading expeditions., Voices from America's past.
Responsibility: Edited by Richard B. Morris [and] James Woodress.

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Relates the history of the western expansion beyond the Mississippi through eyewitness accounts drawn from such contemporary sources as letters, diaries, reminiscences, novels, poetry, press reports, and selections from key public documents.

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