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Thomas Jefferson & the West

Learn more about Jefferson and his vision of the American West with these thought-provoking works.

 








Kastor, "The Great Acquisition"

The Great Acquisition:
An Introduction to
the Louisiana Purchase -

Peter J. Kastor

Kastor pulls together a myriad of threads that ultimately lead to the Louisiana Purchase. He documents political intrigues in France, Spain, the United States and each nation's settlements in the Mississippi River area, and how the greatest land deal in history developed due in no small part to a slave rebellion and yellow fever.
Softcover, 27 color plates, 174 pp., $19.95.

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Gough, "First Across the Continent: Sir Alexander Mackenzie"

First Across the Continent:
Sir Alexander Mackenzie -

Barry Gough

Mackenzie's 1793 trek across Canada contributed to Jefferson's desire to have an American expedtion reach the Pacific Ocean from east of the Mississippi River. Gough's book recounts Mackenzie's hazardous travels and documents Mackenzie's enormous ego and business acumen as well as his exploration accomplishments.
Softcover, 232 pp, $19.95.

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Jackson, "A Year at Monticello: 1795"

A Year at Monticello: 1795 -
Donald Jackson

Following his resignation as Washington's Secretary of State, Jefferson spent 1795 at home at Monticello. He distanced himself from the world of politics and immersed himself in the rhythms of the seasons, but still kept an eye on affairs within the growing nation ... and within a year he would be running for President.
Hardcover, 117 pp, $17.95
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Van Der Linden, "The Turning Point: Jefferson's Battle for the Presidency"

The Turning Point:
Jefferson's Battle for the Presidency -

Frank Van Der Linden

A fascinating account of the struggle for the presidential election of 1800, including the intrigues of Aaron Burr, the internal squabbles among the Federalists, and the constitutional crisis that was resolved when one man changed his mind.
Softcover, 371 pp, $18.95.

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