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The Resource Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands

Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands

Label
Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West
Title
Dreams of El Dorado
Title remainder
a history of the American West
Statement of responsibility
H.W. Brands
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By the time he became president in 1801, Thomas Jefferson had already been looking west for decades. He saw the country's population expanding and he judged that America's territory must expand too, lest America become as crowded and conflict-prone as Europe. He started modestly, by seeking to purchase New Orleans from the French. Napoleon Bonaparte answered with a breathtaking proposal: would the Americans care to purchase all of Louisiana? Jefferson said yes and soon enough had dispatched two explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, to find a passage across the new territory to the Pacific
Storyline
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10815929
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brands, H. W
Dewey number
978.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
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a history of the American West
Label
Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I NAPOLEON'S GIFT -- 1.The River at the Heart of America -- 2.The Corps of Discovery -- 3.West by Northwest -- 4.To the Pacific -- pt. II A SKIN FOR A SKIN -- 5.Astoria -- 6.Comcomly's Dismay -- 7.The White-Headed Eagle -- 8.Mountain Man -- 9.Colter's Run -- 10.Ursus Horribilis -- pt. III GONE TO TEXAS -- 11.Moses Austin's Dying Wish -- 12.Texas Will Be Lost -- 13.Ruin and Redemption -- 14.Victory or Death -- 15.Bloody Palm Sunday -- 16.Laying There Yet -- pt. IV THE GREAT MIGRATION -- 17.The Four Wise Men -- 18.Females Wanted -- 19.Trapped Out -- 20.Waiilatpu -- 21.For God and Country -- 22.The Way West -- 23.The Business of the Trail -- 24.Desperate Fury -- 25.Ambassador from Oregon -- pt. V THE WORLD IN A NUGGET OF GOLD -- 26.The Secret of the Sierra Nevada -- 27.Gold Mountain -- 28.Crime and Punishment -- 29.The Spirit of '87 -- 30.To Be Decently Poor -- 31.Where Can We Go? -- pt. VI STEEL RAILS AND SHARPS RIFLES --
  • Contents note continued: 32.Stephen Douglas's Brainstorm -- 33.North, South, West -- 34.Free Soil -- 35.Hell on Wheels -- 36.Saints and Sinners -- 37.Once We Were Happy -- 38.There Would Be No Soldiers Left -- 39.Adobe Walls -- 40.Lost River -- 41.The Pride of Young Joseph -- pt. VII THE MIDDLE BORDER -- 42.Abilene -- 43.Hard Lesson -- 44.Into the Great Unknown -- 45.The Arid Region -- 46.More Like Us -- 47.It Grew Very Cold -- 48.Less Corn and More Hell -- 49.Bonanza -- pt. VIII THE COWBOY IN THE WHITE HOUSE -- 50.Rough Riding -- 51.West Takes East -- 52.Cashing In -- 53.John Muir's Last Stand -- 54.The Long, Long Trail
Control code
000064334252
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 524 pages
Isbn
9781541672529
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018048887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730722
Label
Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands
Publication
Note
Maps on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I NAPOLEON'S GIFT -- 1.The River at the Heart of America -- 2.The Corps of Discovery -- 3.West by Northwest -- 4.To the Pacific -- pt. II A SKIN FOR A SKIN -- 5.Astoria -- 6.Comcomly's Dismay -- 7.The White-Headed Eagle -- 8.Mountain Man -- 9.Colter's Run -- 10.Ursus Horribilis -- pt. III GONE TO TEXAS -- 11.Moses Austin's Dying Wish -- 12.Texas Will Be Lost -- 13.Ruin and Redemption -- 14.Victory or Death -- 15.Bloody Palm Sunday -- 16.Laying There Yet -- pt. IV THE GREAT MIGRATION -- 17.The Four Wise Men -- 18.Females Wanted -- 19.Trapped Out -- 20.Waiilatpu -- 21.For God and Country -- 22.The Way West -- 23.The Business of the Trail -- 24.Desperate Fury -- 25.Ambassador from Oregon -- pt. V THE WORLD IN A NUGGET OF GOLD -- 26.The Secret of the Sierra Nevada -- 27.Gold Mountain -- 28.Crime and Punishment -- 29.The Spirit of '87 -- 30.To Be Decently Poor -- 31.Where Can We Go? -- pt. VI STEEL RAILS AND SHARPS RIFLES --
  • Contents note continued: 32.Stephen Douglas's Brainstorm -- 33.North, South, West -- 34.Free Soil -- 35.Hell on Wheels -- 36.Saints and Sinners -- 37.Once We Were Happy -- 38.There Would Be No Soldiers Left -- 39.Adobe Walls -- 40.Lost River -- 41.The Pride of Young Joseph -- pt. VII THE MIDDLE BORDER -- 42.Abilene -- 43.Hard Lesson -- 44.Into the Great Unknown -- 45.The Arid Region -- 46.More Like Us -- 47.It Grew Very Cold -- 48.Less Corn and More Hell -- 49.Bonanza -- pt. VIII THE COWBOY IN THE WHITE HOUSE -- 50.Rough Riding -- 51.West Takes East -- 52.Cashing In -- 53.John Muir's Last Stand -- 54.The Long, Long Trail
Control code
000064334252
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 524 pages
Isbn
9781541672529
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018048887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1057730722

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