MackinVia eBooks on Westward Expansion
Exploring North American, 1800-1900 by Maurice Isserman
Traces the nineteenth-century exploration of western North America and the impact it had on the United States and Canada. Features information about the fur trade and John Jacob Astor; John C. Fremont's five expeditions in the California area; John Wesley Powell's expedition along the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon; and the Klondike gold rush and Alaska. Includes a chronology and timeline, a glossary, and sources of additional information.
Events That Changed America in the Nineteenth Century by John E. Findling
Offers detailed description and expert analysis of the most important events in nineteenth-century America.
Manifest Destiny: Westward Expansion by Shane Mountjoy
Describes the movement of "Manifest Destiny" in the early 1800s when many U.S. citizens believed it was their right and their duty to settle the West. Discusses how this philosophy led the U.S. government to battle American Indians and Mexico, after which the nation expanded its border from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
U.S. Growth and Change in the 19th Century: 1801 - 1861 by Brian Howell
Students learn about the Louisiana Purchase and other historical events that changed the U.S. in the nineteenth century, including the Lewis and Clark expedition, the California gold rush, and the industrial revolution.
Westward Expansion by Greg Roza
Details the United States' expansion into the West, highlighting the major events and developments that allowed America to gain new land and opportunities. Includes full-color illustrations, a glossary, and further reading sources.
Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century American by Todd Timmons
Demonstrates how science and technology played a central role in the growth of the United States during the 19th century; details about transportation, communications, life on the farm, work, around the home, health and medicine, exploring and mapping a new land
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
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