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The Oregon Trail (Penguin American Library)

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ISBN10: 0140390421
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The Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. Map.

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On April 28, 1848, two years after his graduation from Harvard, Francis Parkman left St. Louis for his first adventure in the American West. This work documents this expedition into the wilderness.

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On April 28, 1846, Francis Parkman left Saint Louis on his first expedition west. The Oregon Trail documents his adventures in the wilderness, sheds light on America's westward expansion, and celebrates the American spirit.

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kent75, April 2, 2008 (view all comments by kent75)
Parkman set out in 1846, not 1848, as you say at the beginning of your synopsis.

This is a gripping account of life on the American frontier by a young Brahmin who correctly perceived that it told of a way of life that was going to be extremely short-lived.

Parkman's mordant sense of humor in the face of extreme physical hardship and occasional life-threatening danger is remarkable.

The wanton slaughter of buffalo in which he revels is hard to reconcile with the sensitivity with which he otherwise views the natural world of the American West.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140390421
Editor:
Levin, David
Author:
Levin, David
Author:
Parkman, Francis
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) History To 1848.
Subject:
California Trail.
Subject:
Oregon National Historic Trail.
Subject:
California National Historic Trail.
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Indians of North America -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin American Library
Series Volume:
81-1284
Publication Date:
19821231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.76x5.05x.85 in. .74 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 464 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140390421 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On April 28, 1848, two years after his graduation from Harvard, Francis Parkman left St. Louis for his first adventure in the American West. This work documents this expedition into the wilderness.
"Synopsis" by ,
On April 28, 1846, Francis Parkman left Saint Louis on his first expedition west. The Oregon Trail documents his adventures in the wilderness, sheds light on America's westward expansion, and celebrates the American spirit.
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