Which Way to the Wild West?

Which Way to the Wild West?

Everything your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About America's Westward Expansion

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Presents the greatest adventures of America's Westward expansion, from the Louisiana Purchase and the gold rush to the Indian wars and life of the cowboy, as well as the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.
Publisher: New York : Flash Point, 2009
Edition: First Roaring Brook Press edition
ISBN: 9781596433212
Branch Call Number: 978.02 Sh
Characteristics: 260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Tim 1963-

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In 1803, the United States asked France for the city of New Orleans—and France offered all of Louisiana, doubling the size of the United States, and moving “the West” way past Kentucky and Tennessee, which had previously been “the West”. Learn what your schoolbooks didn’t tell you about America’s Westward expansion.

arm285 Aug 09, 2012

Sheinkin is a remarkable storyteller, and it is all true! He needs to keep churning out more history. Four books are not enough. I finish reading and the book and events stay with me. I the whatever happened to...section. The recommended reading will have me stuck in the Wild West for many months.

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