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The Resource Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire, Tom Chaffin

Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire, Tom Chaffin

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Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire
Title
Pathfinder
Title remainder
John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire
Statement of responsibility
Tom Chaffin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The career of John Charles Fremont (1813-90) celebrates and ties together the full breadth of American expansionism from its eighteenth-century origins through its culmination in the Gilded Age. Tom Chaffin's new biography demonstrates Fremont's vital importance to the history of American empire, and his role in shattering long-held myths about the ecology and habitability of the American West. As the most celebrated American explorer and mapper of his time, Fremont stood at the center of the vast federal project of Western exploration and conquest. His expeditions between 1838 and 1854 captured the public's imagination, inspired Americans to accept their nation's destiny as a vast continental empire, and earned him his enduring sobriquet, the Pathfinder. But Fremont was more than an explorer. Chaffin's narrative includes Fremont's varied experiences as an entrepreneur, abolitionist, Civil War general, husband to the remarkable Jessie Benton Fremont, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and Gilded Age aristocrat. Chaffin brings to life the personal and political experiences of a remarkable American whose saga offers compelling insight into the conflicts, tensions, and contradictions at the core of America's lust for empire and its conquest of the trans-Missouri West
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaffin, Tom
Dewey number
  • 973.6/092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.9.F8
LC item number
C48 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frémont, John Charles
  • Frémont, John Charles
  • Frémont, John Charles
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Presidential candidates
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Generals
  • Presidential candidates
  • Territorial expansion
  • United States
  • United States, West
  • Expedities
  • Exploratie
  • Expansie (macht)
Label
Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire, Tom Chaffin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-544) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprenticeships, 1813-41 -- The first expedition, spring 1842-fall 1842 -- The second expedition, spring 1843-winter 1845 -- The third expedition: summer 1845-winter 1846 -- Reckonings, 1847-54 -- For liberty, union, and commerce, 1854-64 -- The light of parting day, 1865-87
Control code
ocm49226167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 559 pages
Isbn
9780809075577
Lccn
2002023306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49226167
  • (OCoLC)49226167
Label
Pathfinder : John Charles Frémont and the course of American empire, Tom Chaffin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-544) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprenticeships, 1813-41 -- The first expedition, spring 1842-fall 1842 -- The second expedition, spring 1843-winter 1845 -- The third expedition: summer 1845-winter 1846 -- Reckonings, 1847-54 -- For liberty, union, and commerce, 1854-64 -- The light of parting day, 1865-87
Control code
ocm49226167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 559 pages
Isbn
9780809075577
Lccn
2002023306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49226167
  • (OCoLC)49226167

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