Hear the call of the West that attracted thousands of Americans and immigrants to traverse the New World's vast unknown territories with Westward Expansion Reference Library. This 3-vol. set features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.
Westward Expansion: Almanac documents the chronological events that created a romantic national mythology around the frontiersmen and pioneers who blazed trails through the wilderness.
Discover the legendary personalities that brought the West to life with Westward Expansion: Biographies, featuring biographical essays on the many colorful characters who made their marks in history, like Geronimo, Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, President Andrew Jackson and many others.
Also included is Westward Expansion: Primary Sources, providing students with insightful excerpts from diaries, books, letters and many other documents including:
- 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 per volume, a timeline, glossary, sources for further study, and subject indexes.
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