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|Named Person:||Zebulon Montgomery Pike; Thomas Jefferson|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Matthew L Harris; Jay H Buckley
|Notes:||Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
One Copy Purchased with Funds Donated in Honor of Nicole K. Betts, 2012.
One Copy Gift From: Ron Laycock, 2013.
|Description:||x, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Zebulon Montgomery Pike in American memory / Matthew L. Harris --
Pike as a forgotten and misunderstood explorer / Jay H. Buckley --
Pike and empire / James P. Ronda --
Pike and American science / John Logan Allen --
Jeffersonian explorers in the Trans-Mississippi West: Zebulon Pike in perspective / Jay H. Buckley --
An empire and ecology of liberty / Jared Orsi --
Enemies and friends: Pike and Melgares in the competition for the Great Plains / Leo E. Oliva --
James Wilkinson: Pike's mentor and Jefferson's capricious point man in the West / William E. Foley.
|Responsibility:||edited by Matthew L. Harris and Jay H. Buckley.|
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Collection of essays exploring the expeditions and writings of Zebulon Pike (1779-1813) that provided an image of the Southwest that would shape American culture for decades. Pike, an ambitious young military officer and explorer, best known for a mountain peak the he neither scaled nor named, was destined to live in the shadows of more famous contemporaries -- explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Contributors explore: Pike's contributions to science and cartography; his relationships with Native peoples and Spanish officials; the impact of his expeditions on the environment; his role in the Aaron Burr conspiracy; and his life in comparison with other Jeffersonian explorers.
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