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Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Kris Fresonke and Irene Bloemraad

Abstract

Two centuries after their expedition awoke the nation both to the promise and to the disquiet of the vast territory out west, Lewis and Clark still stir the imagination, and their adventure remains one of the most celebrated and studied chapters in American history. This volume explores the legacy of Lewis and Clark's momentous journey and, on the occasion of its bicentennial, considers the impact of their westward expedition on American culture. Approaching their subject from many different perspectives—literature, history, women's studies, law, medicine, and environmental history, among othe ... More

Keywords: Lewis and Clark Trail, Lewis, Clark, American history, American culture, explorers, settler culture, aboriginal peoples, expedition, Sacagawea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520228399
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520228399.001.0001

Authors

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Kris Fresonke, editor

Irene Bloemraad, editor

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