The Oregon Trail (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life

The Oregon Trail (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life

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by Francis Parkman
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

The Oregon Trail offers a critical view of the Conestoga wagon generation. The result of the notes Parkman took along the newly-developed roads to the West, the book put an end to the sentimentalized portrait of pioneer travel. Altering…  See more details below

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

The Oregon Trail offers a critical view of the Conestoga wagon generation. The result of the notes Parkman took along the newly-developed roads to the West, the book put an end to the sentimentalized portrait of pioneer travel. Altering the course of American history and shaping early views of Native Americans, it denounces, in its descriptions of the Oglala tribe he visited, the stereotype of the Noble Savage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411466302
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
629 KB

Meet the Author



Francis Parkman (1823-1893), one of America’s preeminent historians, studied at Harvard University and later became professor of horticulture there. He was also a founder of the Archaeological Institute of America. Although he had many physical challenges - he suffered from lameness and near-blindness - he remained dedicated to his writing and published eight volumes of history.

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The Oregon trail; sketches of prairie and Rocky Mountain life 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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