The Tide of Empire: America's March to the Pacific

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A vivid tableau of the American conquest of the Pacific Coast

"With Broughton’s expedition, the Americans and the British had posted competing claims to a vast expanse of the Pacific Northwest. The area in contention would encompass all of present Oregon and Washington and parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and British Columbia. Robert Gray, the dour Yankee trader, and William Broughton, the obscure British naval officer, nonentities both, sailed away from the misty coasts of the Columbia in 1792, never to return....

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Overview

A vivid tableau of the American conquest of the Pacific Coast

"With Broughton’s expedition, the Americans and the British had posted competing claims to a vast expanse of the Pacific Northwest. The area in contention would encompass all of present Oregon and Washington and parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and British Columbia. Robert Gray, the dour Yankee trader, and William Broughton, the obscure British naval officer, nonentities both, sailed away from the misty coasts of the Columbia in 1792, never to return. They had no way of knowing, of course, how it would all end. But the breathtaking effrontery of their claims set in motion events of fateful consequence, touching off a half-century of trade and diplomatic rivalry, a flood of Euroamerican settlement, and the displacement and virtual destruction of the immemorial inhabitants of what the contestants would come to call the Oregon Country."
–from THE TIDE OF EMPIRE

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The story of America's expansion to the Pacific Ocean is a familiar and oft-told one. Golay (To Gettysburg and Beyond) provides his take on events, from Robert Gray's discovery of the mouth of the Columbia River in 1792 to the Whitman killings in 1847. To make clear the theme that this expansion was inevitable given the nature of the times and the American character, Golay made extensive use of letters and diaries, particularly those of the Protestant missionaries sent to Oregon. Yet his words are also tinged with regret for what was lost because of this expansion and its consequences. While there is nothing new here, Golay offers a good picture of the trials and tribulations faced by the early settlers in Oregon and shows their relationship with Hudson's Bay Company. Recommended for most libraries. —Stephen H. Peters, North Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette (Library Journal, September 1, 2003)
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The story of America's expansion to the Pacific Ocean is a familiar and oft-told one. Golay (To Gettysburg and Beyond) provides his take on events, from Robert Gray's discovery of the mouth of the Columbia River in 1792 to the Whitman killings in 1847. To make clear the theme that this expansion was inevitable given the nature of the times and the American character, Golay made extensive use of letters and diaries, particularly those of the Protestant missionaries sent to Oregon. Yet his words are also tinged with regret for what was lost because of this expansion and its consequences. While there is nothing new here, Golay offers a good picture of the trials and tribulations faced by the early settlers in Oregon and shows their relationship with Hudson's Bay Company. Recommended for most libraries.-Stephen H. Peters, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471377917
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/22/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL GOLAY, a popular historian, has written five books about ninteenth-century American history, including To Gettysburg and Beyond and A Ruined Land (Wiley), for which he was a finalist for the prestigious Lincoln prize. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Author’s Note.

Prologue: Columbia’s River.

1. Ways West.

2. The Road to India.

3. Arcadia.

4. The Missionary Impulse.

5. The Great Migration.

6. Manifest Destiny.

Epilogue: The Country of the Setting Sun.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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