Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails (BOK)

Frank McLynn

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In all the sagas of human migration, none can top the drama of the journey by mid-Western farmers to Oregon and California in the years 1840-49. Sandwiched between the era of the fur trappers and the post-1849 gold fever, this account of the pioneering years in the overland trails highlights and explains a unique experience both in American and world history. Seeking the promised land, these travellers trekked two thousand miles by covered wagon from Missouri to their destination on the Pacific. Using mountain men as guides, they went into the unknown, braving dangers from hunger, thirst, disease, drowning and Indians. The early overlanders got through only after Herculean efforts, but later in the decade complacency set in, and the result was disaster, especially in the case of the Donner party, marooned in the snows and reduced to cannibalism.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Frank McLynn
Forlag
PIMLICO
ISBN 9780712664219
Antall sider 544 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900