The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - History - 143 pages
0 Reviews

Fritz demonstrates how a series of unrelated events converged to make the Lewis and Clark expedition--and America's dream of westward expansion--a reality. Maps guide the reader along the routes taken by Lewis and Clark, and a detailed timeline gives readers an easy-to-use resource for looking up important dates and events. Biographical sketches of major figures conclude the work. An extensive bibliography and index make this an ideal first stop for anybody interested in learning more about this truly remarkable expedition.

William Clark and Meriwether Lewis are widely credited with exploring the American West and paving the way for settlement. Yet if Thomas Jefferson's bid for president in 1800 had failed, the expedition probably would not have ventured west. Furthermore, if Napoleon had not been dealt a severe blow by a Haitian slave rebellion, France might never have sold the Louisiana Territory to the United States. The expedition also relied heavily on the goodwill of Native Americans peopling the explored territory.

Fritz demonstrates how a series of unrelated events converged to make the Lewis and Clark expedition--and America's dream of westward expansion--a reality. Maps guide the reader along the routes taken by Lewis and Clark, and a detailed timeline gives readers an easy-to-use resource for looking up important dates and events. Biographical sketches of major figures conclude the work. An extensive bibliography and index make this an ideal first stop for anybody interested in learning more about this truly remarkable expedition.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Prologue
1
Through the Mandan Winter
7
Across the Plains and Over the Rockies
23
The Columbia and Clatsop Winter
43
Homeward Bound
51
Science and Ethnology
59
Epilogue
69
Biographies
73
Primary Documents of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
87
Glossary of Selected Terms
127
Annotated Bibliography
133
Index
139
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

HARRY WILLIAM FRITZ is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Montana, Missoula.

Bibliographic information