“In one very real sense,” David Lavender writes, “the story of the Oregon Trail begins with Columbus.” This opening suggests the panoramic sweep of his history of that famous trail. In chiseled, colorful prose, Lavender illustrates the “westward vision” that impelled the early explorers of the American interior looking for a northwest passage and send fur trappers into the region charted by Lewis and Clark. For the emigrants following the trappers’ routes, that vision gradually grew into a sense of a manifest American destiny. Lavender describes the efforts of emigration societies, of missionaries like Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and of early pioneer settlers like Hall Jackson Kelley, Jason Lee, and Thomas Jefferson Farnham, as well as the routes they took to the “Promised Land.” He concludes by recounting the first large-scale emigrations of 1843–45, which steeled the U. S. government for war with Mexico and agreements with Britain over the Oregon boundary.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very good, tight, internally clean copy with no markings. Dust smudges on page edges. Flat spine has no cracks or creasing. Bookseller Inventory # 106679
Book Description McGraw-Hill. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0070366764 Ex-library book with usual markings. Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. Nice copy. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0070366764Z3
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1971. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. This 5.5 x 8 softcover has 424 pages. David Lavender recreates the excitemnet of the early explores, settlers, missionaries, and adventures who established the Oregon Trail and traveled along it, claiming land as American moved west. Book is in good condition with owner's name, edgewear, and soil. Bookseller Inventory # kp8712
Book Description McGraw-Hill, New York - London - Toronto - St. Louis - San Francisco - Diisseldorf - Mexico - Montreal - Panama, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 0070366764 No marks (Old bookstore stamp on the first page) or damage from past owners, not a former library book, not a remainder or book club, not clipped, Glossy illustrated hardcover. Oregon National Historic Trail, Overland Journeys To The Pacific, West (U.S.) - Discovery And Exploration. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 017536
Book Description McGraw-Hill, Blacklick, Ohio, U.S.A., 1971. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Clean, tight, bright, square. Bookseller Inventory # 001456
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800703667634.0
Book Description McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Ebert, Marian (illustrator). 424 Pages Indexed. Store stamp inside back cover. This McGraw-Hill edition has some very attractive illustrations by Ebert including the full wrap-around cover in color. Minor light cover crease to front cover corner. No other marks or stamps to this tight, bright, square book. The author recreates the excitement of the early explorers, settlers, missionaries, and adventurers who the story begins in one sense with Columbus and the search for a new passage to the Orient. As the explorers of Spain, France, and England attempted to find such a passageway, the vast riches of the New World itself were discovered. This trail originated in St. Louis; the beaver hunters who first used it tried initially to follow Lewis and Clark's route up the Missouri River and across the Rockies, but Indian hostility soon forced them to work out what eventually became a usable wagon route through Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Idaho to Oregon. Descriptions of the land -- its beauty and perils -- and of the day-to-day existence of life on the trail sets a dramatic background for this account. The author brings to life personalities and institutions -- Mountain Men, such as the Astorians, Jim Bridger, and Jedediah Smith; emigration societies; missionaries like Marcus and Narcissa Whitman; and rugged pioneers like Hall Jackson Kelley, Jason Lee, and Nathaniel Wyeth -- that helped develop the Oregon Trail as a route of expansion and create the feeling that it was America's destiny to stretch from ocean to ocean.Includes drawn map on front endsheet with legends for the various trails. Bookseller Inventory # 11358
Book Description Blacklick, Ohio, U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill, 1971. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. The American Trails series. Trade paperback. NO reading crease on spine. Very tight binding. Cover unblemished. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5191880470
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1971. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89769032
Book Description McGraw-Hill. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0070366764 Former library HB average wear, stamps and pocket inside, covered dust jacket, first edition fifth printing, 1963. Bookseller Inventory # EZ-1K3V-ASCY