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The year of decision, 1846

Author: Bernard De Voto
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1943.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of some people who went west in 1846. 1846 saw the outbreak of the war with Mexico, Fremont and the Bear Flag Revolt, a great Oregon and California emigration, the conquest of New Mexico, Doniphan's expedition, and the tragedy of the Donner party of emigrants--half adults, half childrens. These narratives are told as stories in themselves, as related parts of the great national spectacle,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955.
Year of decision, 1846.
Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1943
(OCoLC)557865470
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard De Voto
OCLC Number: 1383526
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv pages, 2 leaves, 538 pages : illustrations (maps) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Build thee more stately mansions --
The mountain man --
Pillar of cloud --
Equinox --
Spring freshet --
Interlude : Doo-dah day --
Oh Susanna! --
"Cain, where are thy brothers?" --
Interlude : world of tomorrow --
Solstice --
The image on the sun --
Sonorous metal --
Continental divide --
Interlude : Friday, October 16 --
Atomization --
Trail's end --
Anabasis in homespun --
Down from the Sierra --
Whether it be fat or lean : Canaan --
Bill of review : dismissed.
Responsibility: by Bernard De Voto.

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This book tells the story of some people who went west in 1846. 1846 saw the outbreak of the war with Mexico, Fremont and the Bear Flag Revolt, a great Oregon and California emigration, the conquest of New Mexico, Doniphan's expedition, and the tragedy of the Donner party of emigrants--half adults, half childrens. These narratives are told as stories in themselves, as related parts of the great national spectacle, and as the culmination of the whole movement of American westward migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

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