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Zebulon Pike, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West

Author: Matthew L Harris; Jay H Buckley
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Zebulon Montgomery Pike; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Zebulon Montgomery Pike
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew L Harris; Jay H Buckley
ISBN: 9780806142432 080614243X
OCLC Number: 743432536
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 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Local System Bib Number:
162182

Abstract:

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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