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In Search of York: The Slave Who Went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark

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Synopsis:

First published in 1985, Robert B. Betts' unique account of the sole African American member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is now back in an updated edition with new material and illustrations. In Search of York removes many of the fallacies surrounding York and pinpoints the important role he played in the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Through painstaking research and the synthesis of all the available information known about York, Betts exposes the impact of racial prejudice on historical interpretation. Neither the hero that a few romantic chroniclers have drawn nor the buffoon of many accounts tainted with racism, Betts' York emerges as a believable human being touching both the heights and depths of the world he lived in.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870816185
Subtitle:
(the slave who went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark )
Other:
Betts, Robert B.
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Location:
Boulder
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
West
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
x, 204 p., 8 p. of plates
Dimensions:
10.41x8.39x.83 in. 1.87 lbs.

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In Search of York: The Slave Who Went to the Pacific with Lewis and Clark
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Product details x, 204 p., 8 p. of plates pages University Press of Colorado - English 9780870816185 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1985, Robert B. Betts' unique account of the sole African American member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is now back in an updated edition with new material and illustrations. In Search of York removes many of the fallacies surrounding York and pinpoints the important role he played in the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Through painstaking research and the synthesis of all the available information known about York, Betts exposes the impact of racial prejudice on historical interpretation. Neither the hero that a few romantic chroniclers have drawn nor the buffoon of many accounts tainted with racism, Betts' York emerges as a believable human being touching both the heights and depths of the world he lived in.
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