A Life Wild and Perilous

Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific
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Author(s): Robert M. Utley
Original Publish Date: Sep 15, 2015
Product Number: EB00620610
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781627798839
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Description

Early in the nineteenth century, the mountain men emerged as a small but distinctive group whose knowledge and experience of the trans-Mississippi West extended the national consciousness to continental dimensions. Though Lewis and Clark blazed a narrow corridor of geographical reality, the West remained largely terra incognita until trappers and traders--Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith--opened paths through the snow-choked mountain wilderness. They opened the way west to Fremont and played a major role in the pivotal years of 1845-1848 when Texas was annexed, the Oregon question was decided, and the Mexican War ended with the Southwest and California in American hands, the Pacific Ocean becoming our western boundary.

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Author(s): Robert M. Utley
Narrator(s): Richard Davidson
Genre: History
Product Number Z12572
Released: May 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501933042

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