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[American Trail Series] Carter, Hodding.
Doomed Road of Empire: The Spanish Trail of Conquest. The American Trail Series.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This installment in the wonderfu;l American Trail Series addresses the drama of the Camino Real--the Royal Road--that stretched northand east from Saltillo and Monclova, New Spain (Mexico) to cross the Rio Grande heading towrads Natchitoches, Louisiana. Carter describes the violence and ambition, of the the faiths and cultures in turmoil as the Spanish invaders conquered and converted the Indians and populated the military forts built to protect Spains rich mines and her missions.

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[American Trail Series] Daniels, Jonathan.
The Devil's Backbone: The Story of the Natchez Trace.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with a chip missing from the heel of the spine. This volume in the Trail series documents the history of he Trace--a trail that Mississippi flatboat crews created as a return route from Natchez through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee to Nashville. Great men traveled this route including Aaron Burr, Andrew Jackson, and Meriwether Lewis who mysteriously died on the Trace. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Daniel BooneHernando de Soto and Abraham Lincoln all play a role in the history of this American trail.

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[American Trail Series] Lavender, David.
Westward Vision: The Oregon Trail.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. “In one very real sense,” David Lavender writes, “the story of the Oregon Trail begins with Columbus.” This opening suggests the panoramic sweep of his history of that famous trail. In chiseled, colorful prose, Lavender illustrates the “westward vision” that impelled the early explorers of the American interior looking for a northwest passage and send fur trappers into the region charted by Lewis and Clark. For the emigrants following the trappers’ routes, that vision gradually grew into a sense of a manifest American destiny. Lavender describes the efforts of emigration societies, of missionaries like Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, and of early pioneer settlers like Hall Jackson Kelley, Jason Lee, and Thomas Jefferson Farnham, as well as the routes they took to the “Promised Land.” He concludes by recounting the first large-scale emigrations of 1843–45, which steeled the U. S. government for war with Mexico and agreements with Britain over the Oregon boundary.

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[Mormon History] Stegner, Wallace.
The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail, The American Trail Series.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. "When The Gathering of Zion was first published in 1964, Ray A. Billington wrote, "Wallace Stegner has written the best single volume to appear on the Mormon migration westward. . . . His sensitivity to human beings and his ability to understand the spirit motivating the oft-persecuted Latter Day Saints allow him insights missed by earlier writers. . . . [Stegner draws on] scores of printed and unprinted diaries kept by the Saints, and has used these very personal documents to pinpoint events that take on new meaning when viewed through the eyes of commonplace mortals."

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