BC Historical Books
The course of empire De Voto, Bernard, 1897-1955
"Bibliographical references included in "Notes": PP.561-631. "This book completes a design ... to describe some closely related parts of the continental experience [of the United States]":- Pref., p.xiv. The other two volumes of this project, Across the wide Missouri and The year of decision, 1846, concern the United States. This volume treats the growth of geographic knowledge concerning North America, and the contention for empires, together with the effect of these factors on the Indians. The exploration of present day British Columbia is included as an aspect of continental history."-- Strathern, G. M., & Edwards, M. H. (1970). Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, 1774-1848: A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 74.
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