Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with Related Documents, 1783-1854, Volumes 1-2

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Donald Jackson
University of Illinois Press, 1978 - History - 806 pages
This beautiful two-volume, boxed set covers all aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from its authorization and planning through Meriwether Lewis's violent death. A cornerstone of any library emphasizing the American West, Donald Jackson's splendid edition assembles letters, memoranda, and other documents of the expedition, providing detailed commentary and notes.

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If you've read the Lewis and Clark Journals and still want more, read this two-volume set. It is full of letters and documents concerning the L&C expedition including pre-expedition planning and ... Read full review

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This is a fabulous resource for the Lewis and Clark historian. It includes letters in the U.S. government regarding the expedition, diplomatic correspondence, as well as some letters from members of the expedition. Read full review

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About the author (1978)

Donald Jackson was editor in chief of the University of Illinois Press from 1948 to 1968 and the author or editor of a number of important books on the history of the American West, including (with Mary Lee Spence) The Expeditions of John Charles Frémont.

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