The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Volume 13: Comprehensive Index

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Volume 13: Comprehensive Index

by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
     
 


Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this expedition of…  See more details below

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Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this expedition of 1804–6. Along the way they filled hundreds of notebook pages with observations of the geography, Indian tribes, and natural history of the trans-Mississippi West.
 
This complete set of the celebrated Nebraska edition incorporates the journals along with a wide range of new scholarship dealing with all aspects of the expedition, including geography, Indian languages, plants, and animals, in order to recreate the expedition within its historical context.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post Book World

“[This edition] stands as one of the great accomplishments of American scholarship and scholarly publishing alike. The work of historian Gary Moulton and a team of some three dozen specialists working through the University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the 13-volume Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was published by the University of Nebraska Press from 1983 to 2001.”—Gregory McNamee, Washington Post Book World

— Gregory McNamee

New York Review of Books

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition [are] now at last available in a superbly edited, easily read edition. . . . For almost two hundred years [Lewis and Clark's] strong words waited, there but not there, printed but not read: our silent epic. But words can wait: now the captains' writings have at last spilled out, and fully, in this regal edition.”—Larry McMurtry, New York Review of Books

— Larry McMurtry

Washington Post Book World - Gregory McNamee

“[This edition] stands as one of the great accomplishments of American scholarship and scholarly publishing alike. The work of historian Gary Moulton and a team of some three dozen specialists working through the University of Nebraska's Center for Great Plains Studies with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the 13-volume Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was published by the University of Nebraska Press from 1983 to 2001.”—Gregory McNamee, Washington Post Book World
New York Review of Books - Larry McMurtry

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition [are] now at last available in a superbly edited, easily read edition. . . . For almost two hundred years [Lewis and Clark's] strong words waited, there but not there, printed but not read: our silent epic. But words can wait: now the captains' writings have at last spilled out, and fully, in this regal edition.”—Larry McMurtry, New York Review of Books

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803229426
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Gary E. Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska and recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for the editing of these journals.

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