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The Plains Across : The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 - John D. Unruh

The Plains Across

The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60

Paperback Published: 1st October 1993
ISBN: 9780252063602
Number Of Pages: 592

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The most honored book ever released by the University of Illinois Press, The Plains Across was the result of more than a decade's work by its author. Here, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Oregon Trail, is a paperback reissue that includes the notes, bibliography, and illustrations contained in the 1979 cloth edition.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Historians and the Overlandersp. 3
Public Opinion, 1849-60: "Palpable Homicide" Or "Merry as a Marriage Bell"?p. 28
Public Opinion, 1849-60: Humbugging and Helpingp. 62
Motivations and Beginnings: "Life at a Fair"p. 90
Emigrant Interaction: "Our Journey Has Not Been as Solitary as We Feared"p. 118
Emigrant-Indian Interaction: From "Mutual Aid" To "Massacres"p. 156
The Federal Government: "Good Fellow Uncle Sam Is"p. 201
Private Entrepreneurs, 1840-49: "While Others Are Chasing Wealth They Are Catching It, No Dream"p. 244
Private Entrepreneurs, 1850-60: "Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth"p. 267
The Mormon "Halfway House": "It Cost Nothing to Get in, But a Great Deal to Get Out"p. 302
West Coast Assistance: "Are You Men from California, Or Do You Come from Heaven?"p. 338
The Overlanders in Historical Perspective: "To Endure Heat Like a Salamander. . . and Labor Like a Jackass"p. 379
Notesp. 417
Bibliographyp. 519
Indexp. 555
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ISBN: 9780252063602
ISBN-10: 0252063600
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.81

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