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Waiting for Lewis And Clark: The…

Waiting for Lewis And Clark: The Bicentennial And The Changing West

by David Sarasohn

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 087595295X, Paperback)

Across thousands of miles, Indian tribes, environmental activists, tourism promoters, and keelboat re-enactors saw the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial as a rare opportunity. The 200th anniversary of the expedition that helped open the West arrived at a time of seismic change in the region - a time when its economy, politics, and even population were shifting sharply. For three years, journalist and historian David Sarasohn followed the planning of the Bicentennial, recording how the past was being invoked to commemorate the Lewis and Clark Expedition and talking to those whose ideas were shaping national and regional events. Like the expedition itself, "Waiting for Lewis and Clark" ranges from Monticello and Washington, D.C., down the length of the Missouri, and over the Rockies to the Pacific, depicting three Wests: the past, the present, and the dreams of Westerners.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:02 -0400)

The bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition, including Indian tribes, environmental activists, tourism promoters, and keelboat re-enactors who saw this as a rare opportunity for their political agendas, profits, and shaping of the dreams of westerners, as well as commemorating a heroic journey that fascinates all Americans.… (more)

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