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Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West (Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore Texas History Reprint Series) - Goetzmann, William
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[EAN: 9780876111352], Neubuch, [PU: Texas State Historical Association, Austin], HISTORY: UNITED STATES: AMERICAN WEST: GOETZMANN, WILLIAM: EXPLORATION AND EMPIRE: THE EXPLORER SCIENTIST IN WINNING OF FRED H. ELLA MAE MOORE TEXAS HISTORY REPRINT SERIES, History|United States|General, Science|History, Jacket, FINE: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: reprint edition, handsome new mylar-protected full-color jacket w/ sharp new edges & inside flyleaf corners minimally clipped c. 0.50" on the diagonal, new dark-green library-durable fabric-over-boards cover w/ gilt title panel on spine, excellent smooth-cut text-block exterior showing slightest patina of shelf-dust soiling, as-new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & yellow-green cloth bands at spine-caps, impeccable cream-white end-papers on heavy stock, pristine interior printed w/ handsome clarity in linotype Primer very good unblemished archival paper * MAPS: (1) Expeditions & Explorations: 22 b-w maps presented throughout the text (2) Early Maps: 22 b-w map reproductions presented throughout the text * ILLUSTRATIONS: Generously illustrated in 3 portfolios, featuring amply introduced & captioned choice b-w reproductions of line drawings, period art, photographs &c: (1) The Romantic Horizon: pp. 199-228: 42 illustrations; (2) Scientific Art & Western Exploration: pp. 333-352: 28 illustrations; (3) Images of Progress: The Camera Becomes Part of Western Exploration: pp. 603-648: 50 photography reproductions * 9.50" x 6.25" x 1.72", 1.16 kg, xvi+656+xviii (690) pp. * From early mountain men searching for routes through the Rockies to West Point soldier-engineers conducting topographical expeditions, the exploration of the American West mirrored the development of a fledgling nation. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning "Exploration and Empire", William H. Goetzmann analyzes the special role the explorer played in shaping the vast region once called "the Great American Desert". According to Goetzmann, the exploration of the West was not a haphazard series of discoveries, but a planned (even programmed) activity in which explorers, often armed w/ instructions from the federal government, gathered information that would support national goals for the new lands. As national needs & the frontier's image changed, the West itself was rediscovered by successive generations of explorers, a process that in turn helped shape its culture. Nineteenth-century western exploration, Goetzmann writes, can be divided into 3 stages. The 1st, beginning w/ the Lewis & Clark expedition, in 1804, was marked by the need to collect practical information, such as the locations of the best transportation routes through the wilderness. Then came the era of settlement & investment (the drive to fulfill the Manifest Destiny of a nation beginning to realize what immense riches lay beyond the Mississippi). The final stage involved a search for knowledge of a different kind as botanists & paleontologists, ethnographers & engineers hunted intensively for scientific information in the "frontier laboratory". This last phase also saw a rethinking of the West's place in the national scheme; it was a time of nascent conservation movements & public policy discussions about the region's future. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Goetzmann offers a masterful overview of the opening of the West, as well as a fascinating study of the nature of exploration & its consequences for civilization., Books

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[SR: 781326], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780876111352], Texas State Historical Assn, Texas State Historical Assn, Book, [PU: Texas State Historical Assn], Texas State Historical Assn, In this classic work, Goetzmann argues that the exploration of the American West was not a series of haphazard adventures motivated by personal gain, but rather a series of carefully planned missions to promote the national good. He draws on the diaries and letters of explorers to contrast the early American expeditions, sponsored by the federal government to promote national development, with private British ventures, such as the Hudson’s Bay Company, which sought commercial gain.Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were the first explorers with a broad and explicit sense of national purpose, setting out in 1804 with instructions from President Thomas Jefferson to collect information “covering the whole range of natural history from geology to Indian vocabularies.” And as Lewis and Clark traveled toward the American Northwest, William Dunbar and Dr. George Hunter journeyed south to collect information on the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.Two major eras of Western exploration followed the one launched by Lewis and Clark: the period of settlement and investment (1845–1860) and the era of the great surveys (1860–1900). During the first of these, explorers such as John B. Weller and John Russell Bartlett became political diplomats as well as discoverers as they surveyed the boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. During the second period, explorers were no longer discoverers or diplomats, but academic scientists, such as Josiah Dwight Whitney, whose philosophy influenced twentieth-century attitudes toward conservation and the environment.<, 14278871, State & Local, 4853, United States, 4808, Americas, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 5011, Military, 3568213011, Afghan War, 5012, Aviation, 1043892, Canada, 5015, Intelligence & Espionage, 387040011, Iraq War, 5016, Korean War, 16233491, Life & Institutions, 5017, Napoleonic Wars, 5018, Naval, 5019, Pictorials, 16244451, Prisoners of War, 16244121, Regiments, 5020, Strategy, 5021, Uniforms, 5022, United States, 5025, Vietnam War, 1043894, War of 1812, 5026, Weapons & Warfare, 5030, World War I, 5031, World War II, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 3825131, Expeditions & Discoveries, 5035, World, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West

From early mountain men searching for routes through the Rockies to West Point soldier-engineers conducting topographical expeditions, the exploration of the American West mirrored the development of a fledgling nation. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning Exploration and Empire, William H. Goetzmann analyzes the special role the explorer played in shaping the vast region once called "the Great American Desert". According to Goetzmann, the exploration of the West was not a haphazard series of discoveries, but a planned - even programmed - activity in which explorers, often armed with instructions from the federal government, gathered information that would support national goals for the new lands. As national needs and the frontier's image changed, the West itself was rediscovered by successive generations of explorers, a process that in turn helped shape its culture. Nineteenth-century western exploration, Goetzmann writes, can be divided into three stages. The first, beginning with the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804, was marked by the need to collect practical information, such as the locations of the best transportation routes through the wilderness. Then came the era of settlement and investment - the drive to fulfill the Manifest Destiny of a nation beginning to realize what immense riches lay beyond the Mississippi. The final stage involved a search for knowledge of a different kind, as botanists and paleontologists, ethnographers and engineers hunted intensively for scientific information in the "frontier laboratory". This last phase also saw a rethinking of the West's place in the national scheme; it was a time of nascent conservation movements and public policy discussions aboutthe region's future. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Goetzmann offers a masterful overview of the opening of the West, as well as a fascinating study of the nature of exploration and its consequences for civilization.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780876111352
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0876111355
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1993
Publisher: TEXAS ST HISTORICAL ASSN
702 Pages
Weight: 1,129 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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