The year of decision, 1846

by De Voto, Bernard, 1897-1955.

Format: Print Book 2000
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Summary

Year of Decision 1846 tells many fascinating stories of the U.S. explorers who began the western march from the Mississippi to the Pacific, from Canada to the annexation of Texas, California, and the southwest lands from Mexico. It is the penultimate book of a trilogy which includes Across the Wide Missouri (for which DeVoto won both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes) and The Course of Empire . DeVoto's narrative covers the expanding Western frontier, the Mormons, the Donner party, Fremont's exploration, the Army of the West, and takes readers into Native American tribal life.

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Subjects Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns.
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861.
Publisher New York :Truman Talley Books/St. Martin's Griffin,2000
Edition 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Language English
Notes Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1943.
Description xxii, 538 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [523]-527) and index.
ISBN 0312267940 (pbk.) :
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