Westward Expansion: Primary Sources, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787648647
  • ISBN-13: 9780787648640
  • DDC: 978
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 lbs ( .70 kgs)
  • 320 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2001 | Published



Research the Wild West from the perspective of the pioneers, cowboys, explorers and soldiers with 17 personal accounts written in journals, autobiographies, letters and other important primary source documents. From exploring the west and the Indian wars to the rush for gold and cattle ranching, Westward Expansion: Primary Sources covers all the excitement of exploration on the western frontier and includes excerpts from:

  • The Life and Adventures of Nat Love
  • Adventures of Zenas Leonard Fur Trader
  • No Life for a Lady (autobiography of Agnes Morley Cleveland)
  • Gold Rush Diaries
  • The American Settler's Guide (by Henry N. Copp)
  • Narrative of my Captivity Among the Sioux (by Fanny Kelly)
  • "Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer"
  • Andrew Jackson's Removal Act of 1830
  • And many others

Also included are 65 photographs, a timeline, glossary, sources for further study, and subject index.