William Clark's World

William Clark's World

Author: Peter J. Kastor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300139013

Category: History

Page: 356

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By examining the life and career of William Clark, this book explores how the North American West entered the American imagination. Clark was among the most important western officials of his generation, and he worked to represent the West during a period of tremendous uncertainty and change. Without ever calling himself a writer or an artist, Clark nonetheless drew maps, helped to produce books, drafted lengthy reports, surveyed the landscape, and wrote numerous journals that made sense of the West and its future for Americans who were fascinated by the region's potential but also fearful of its dangers. William Clark's World situates the descriptive words and pictures created by Clark and his contemporaries at the center of a discussion of western history and cultural development. The book casts new light on the familiar narrative of manifest destiny and on the nation's view of the West in the early nineteenth century. --Book Jacket.

The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark

The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark

Author: Jo Ann Trogdon

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826273505

Category: History

Page: 490

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In 1798—more than five years before he led the epic western journey that would make him and Meriwether Lewis national heroes—William Clark set off by flatboat from his Louisville, Kentucky home with a cargo of tobacco and furs to sell downriver in Spanish New Orleans. He also carried with him a leather-trimmed journal to record his travels and notes on his activities. In this vivid history, Jo Ann Trogdon reveals William Clark’s highly questionable activities during the years before his famous journey west of the Mississippi. Delving into the details of Clark’s diary and ledger entries, Trogdon investigates evidence linking Clark to a series of plots—often called the Spanish Conspiracy—in which corrupt officials sought to line their pockets with Spanish money and to separate Kentucky from the United States. The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark gives readers a more complex portrait of the American icon than has been previously written.

William Clark

William Clark

Author: Jeffrey Smith

Publisher: Truman State University Press

ISBN: 9781612481791

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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William Clark is famous as one of the leaders on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but he was also a soldier, a politician, and Indian agent. When he was a young boy, America became an independent country and by the time he died, the young country had expanded beyond the Mississippi and more than doubled in size. William served in the Army, explored and mapped new territory, served as governor of the Missouri Territory, and worked to keep the peace between Native Americans and new American settlers moving west as the country expanded.

Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark V-3 of 3

Explorations Into the World of Lewis and Clark V-3 of 3

Author: Robert A. Saindon

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 9781582187655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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Volume 3 of 3. This 3-volume anthology of 194 articles (with 102 maps and illustrations) published between 1974 and 1999 in We Proceeded On, The quarterly journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Contributors include Stephen Ambrose, John Logan Allen, Paul Russell Cutright among other professional and amateur Lewis and Clark scholars. Vol. 1 ISBN 1582187614, Vol. 2 ISBN 1582187630 Vol. 3 1582187657.

The Indianization of Lewis and Clark

The Indianization of Lewis and Clark

Author: William R. Swagerty

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806188218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 830

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Although some have attributed the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition primarily to gunpowder and gumption, historian William R. Swagerty demonstrates in this two-volume set that adopting Indian ways of procuring, processing, and transporting food and gear was crucial to the survival of the Corps of Discovery. The Indianization of Lewis and Clark retraces the well-known trail of America’s most famous explorers as a journey into the heart of Native America—a case study of successful material adaptation and cultural borrowing. Beginning with a broad examination of regional demographics and folkways, Swagerty describes the cultural baggage and material preferences the expedition carried west in 1804. Detailing this baseline reveals which Indian influences were already part of Jeffersonian American culture, and which were progressive adaptations the Corpsmen made of Indian ways in the course of their journey. Swagerty’s exhaustive research offers detailed information on both Indian and Euro-American science, medicine, cartography, and cuisine, and on a wide range of technologies and material culture. Readers learn what the Corpsmen wore, what they ate, how they traveled, and where they slept (and with whom) before, during, and after the return. Indianization is as old as contact experiences between Native Americans and Europeans. Lewis and Clark took the process to a new level, accepting the hospitality of dozens of Native groups as they sought a navigable water route to the Pacific. This richly illustrated, interdisciplinary study provides a unique and complex portrait of the material and cultural legacy of Indian America, offering readers perspective on lessons learned but largely forgotten in the aftermath of the epic journey.

Documents of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Documents of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: C. Bríd Nicholson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854569

Category: History

Page: 320

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Through its extensive use of primary source materials and invaluable contextual notes, this book offers a documented history of one of the most famous adventures in early American history: the Lewis and Clark expedition. • Contextualizes the expedition as a part of Thomas Jefferson's vision of America • Documents all of the previous failed expeditions that Jefferson tried to organize • Explores the lives of Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea, and York, both before and after the expedition • Gives a detailed account of the preparations for the expedition • Notes the political and historical success of the expedition

William Clark Russell and the Victorian Nautical Novel

William Clark Russell and the Victorian Nautical Novel

Author: Andrew Nash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317320111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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William Clark Russell wrote more than forty nautical novels. Immensely popular in their time, his works were admired by contemporary writers, such as Conan Doyle, Stevenson and Meredith, while Swinburne, considered him 'the greatest master of the sea, living or dead'. Based on extensive archival research, Nash explores this remarkable career.

Clarks: Made to Last

Clarks: Made to Last

Author: Mark Palmer

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847658456

Category: History

Page: 731

View: 217

Clarks' reach extends to all corners of the globe and yet it remains a family-owned business firmly rooted in its Quaker origins, (unlike other well known Quaker firms like Cadburys, now part of US giant Kraft.) Founded in 1825 by two brothers, Cyrus and James Clark, the company began as a rug-making operation in the then tiny village of Street, Somerset. One day, James Clark began making slippers from off-cuts of rugs and found that people wanted to buy them. Slippers became shoes and boots - and a business was born. Over the years it has had its ups and downs but it has always strived to remain true to its Quaker values in its commitment to the well-being of its workforce and the local community. Schools, libraries and recreation halls were built - and trade unions banned. As the sun set on the British Empire, Clarks opened up new frontiers across the world. Clarks brand logo became one of the most famous in the world. Every parent in the 1950s swore by Clarks shoes for their children as well as buying them for themselves. But increased competition from within the UK and overseas saw concerns for the future heightened during the 1980s. A hostile bid for the company in the early 1990s saw the board and the family split. Eventually, shareholders voted to reject the bid. The company was reorganised with all its lines made outside the country. This resulted in the closure of all its UK factories and the laying off of hundreds of Clarks employees. But the outcome has been a transformation in the company's fortunes. In 2010 its profits were over 100 million and its retro desert boots and other styles have become the height of fashion, especially in China and America.

John Holdsworth (William Clark Russell) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

John Holdsworth (William Clark Russell) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: William Clark Russell

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783741899287

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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Literary Thoughts edition presents John Holdsworth, Chief Mate by William Clark Russell ------ "John Holdsworth" tells the story of the chief mate of the ship 'Meteor' and his adventures and was written in 1875 by English writer William Clark Russell (1844–1911). All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

Explorations into the World of Lewis and Clark, Volume 1/3

Explorations into the World of Lewis and Clark, Volume 1/3

Author: Robert A. Saindon

Publisher: Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Foundation w/Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 9781582187617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

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Launched in 1803 by President Thomas Jefferson, the Lewis and Clark Expedition was one of history’s most ambitious and successful explorations. Leading a permanent party of 33 on a 28-month journey of 8,500 miles, the intrepid Meriwether Lewis and his co-commander William Clark ascended the Missouri River into present-day Montana, crossed the Rocky Mountains, descended the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and returned safely with a wealth of new information about the wilderness interior of North America. Virtually every aspect of their momentous journey is covered in Explorations into the World of Lewis and Clark, a three-volume anthology of 194 articles (with 102 maps and illustrations) published between 1974 and 1999 in We Proceeded On, the quarterly journal of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Contributors include a host of professional and avocational Lewis and Clark scholars, including John Logan Allen, Stephen E. Ambrose, Irving W. Anderson, Eldon G. Chuinard, Paul Russell Cutright, Dayton Duncan, James J. Holmberg, Arlen J. Large, and James P. Ronda. Subject categories, by volume: I: Before Lewis and Clark • Expedition Preparations • Expedition Personnel II: People, Places, Things, and Events • Scientific Aspects of the Expedition III: Journals, Letters, and Related Early Writings Immediately Following the Expedition • Lewis and Clark Trail Sites • Commemorations, Interpretations, and Depositories • Some Prominent Lewis and Clark Scholars Vol. 2 ISBN 9781582187631. Vol. 3 ISBN 9781582187655.