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Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Matthew L. Harris, Jay H. Buckley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-21 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In life and in death, fame and glory eluded Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779–1813). The ambitious young military officer and explorer, best known for a mountain peak that he neither scaled nor named, was destined to live in the shadows of more famous contemporaries—explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This collection
Zebulon Pike: Thomas Jefferson's Agent for Empire
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: George R. Matthews
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-22 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Through careful examination of primary documents, this book reveals that the true purpose of Zebulon Pike's western expedition in 1806–1807 was not innocent exploration of the West but an espionage mission in preparation for an American invasion of New Mexico. • Clarifies the true purpose of Zebulon Pike's 1806–1807 western
Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents
Language: en
Pages: 321
Authors: Jay H. Buckley, Jeffery D. Nokes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-28 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

With original primary source documents, this anthology brings readers into the vast unknown 19th-century American West—through the eyes of the explorers who saw it for the first time. • Collects primary source materials such as journal entries, book excerpts, and maps from various 19th-century American explorers, enabling readers to "discover"
Presidents Who Shaped the American West
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Glenda Riley, Richard W. Etulain
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-08 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Generations of Americans have seen the West as beyond federal control and direction. But the national government’s presence in the West dates to before Lewis and Clark, and since 1789 a number of U.S. presidents have had a penetrating and long-lasting impact on the region. In Presidents Who Shaped the
The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783–1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]
Language: en
Pages: 1067
Authors: Spencer C. Tucker
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-11 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Relatively little attention has been paid to American military history between 1783 and 1812—arguably the most formative years of the United States. This encyclopedia fills the void in existing literature and provides greater understanding of how the nation evolved during this era. • Offers comprehensive, accessible, in-depth information and analyses