Westward Vision: The Story of the Oregon Trail

By: Lavender, David

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Reprint. Small stain on first two pages, page ridges lightly foxed. 1985 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 425 pp. “In one very real sense,” David Lavender writes, “the story of the Oregon Trail begins with Columbus.” This opening suggests the panoramic sweep of his history of that famous trail. In chiseled, colorful prose, Lavender illustrates the “westward vision” that impelled the early explorers of the American interior looking for a northwest passage and send fur trappers into the region charted by Lewis and Clark. For the emigrants following the trappers’ routes, that vision gradually grew into a sense of a manifest American destiny. Lavender describes the efforts of emigration societies, of missionaries like Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and of early pioneer settlers like Hall Jackson Kelley, Jason Lee, and Thomas Jefferson Farnham, as well as the routes they took to the “Promised Land.” He concludes by recounting the first large-scale emigrations of 1843–45, which steeled the U. S. government for war with Mexico and agreements with Britain over the Oregon boundary.

Title: Westward Vision: The Story of the Oregon Trail

Author: Lavender, David

Categories: History, American, 19th Century, Americana, Old West,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1985

ISBN Number: 0803279159

ISBN Number 13: 9780803279155

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 1913770

Keywords: AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY OREGON TRAIL MANIFEST DESTINY WESTWARD EXPANSION LEWIS AND CLARK,