Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this expedition of 1804–6. Along the way they filled hundreds of notebook pages with observations of the geography, Indian tribes, and natural history of the trans-Mississippi West. This complete set of the celebrated Nebraska edition incorporates the journals along with a wide range of new scholarship dealing with all aspects of the expedition, including geography, Indian languages, plants, and animals, in order to recreate the expedition within its historical context.
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Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.Review:
“[This edition] stands as one of the great accomplishments of American scholarship and scholarly publishing alike. The work of historian Gary Moulton and a team of some three dozen specialists working through the University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the 13-volume Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was published by the University of Nebraska Press from 1983 to 2001.”—Gregory McNamee, Washington Post Book World (Gregory McNamee Washington Post Book World)
“The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition [are] now at last available in a superbly edited, easily read edition. . . . For almost two hundred years [Lewis and Clark's] strong words waited, there but not there, printed but not read: our silent epic. But words can wait: now the captains' writings have at last spilled out, and fully, in this regal edition.”—Larry McMurtry, New York Review of Books (Larry McMurtry New York Review of Books)
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Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Neuf. Bookseller Inventory # 9780803229426
Book Description University of Nebraska Press. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: v. 13: Comprehensive Index, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Gary E. Moulton, 'The journey of the Corps of Discovery, under the command of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, across the American West to the Pacific Ocean and back in the years 1804-1806 seems to me to have been our first really American adventure, one that also produced our only really American epic, "The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition", now at last available in a superbly edited, easily read edition in twelve volumes (of an eventual thirteen), almost two centuries after the Corps of Discovery set out.This important text has not been fully appreciated for what it is because of two centuries of incomplete and inadequate editing. All three editions previous to this excellent one from the University of Nebraska .were flawed by significant omission.Thus my gratitude to the present editor, Gary Moulton, and his assistant editor, Thomas Dunlay, for bringing what I believe to be a national epic into plain view at last.For almost two hundred years their [Lewis' and Clark's] strong words waited, there but not there, printed but not read: our silent epic. But words can wait: now the captains' writings have at last spilled out, and fully, in this regal edition.' - Larry McMurtry in "The New York Review of Books". Bookseller Inventory # B9780803229426
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110803229429