Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Preface

Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Preface

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THE BICENTENNIAL of the Corps of Discovery was inaugurated in August 2003 with a conference held in Philadelphia to explore new approaches to understanding "Meriwether Lewis in Philadelphia." During three long days of discussion and debate, participants dissected the various motives and meanings behind the expedition and the particular impact of each of the major figures involved in its planning and execution, touching on topics that ranged from cookery and health care to the scientific legacy of the corps and its larger political and social implications. Most of the essays in this volume began in that invigorating exchange and address, directly or indirectly, the organizers' desires to shed light on how the nation's foremost urban center, Philadelphia, helped to shape this quintessential errand into the wilderness.

The authors are grateful to the other participants in the conference for their free-flowing discussions during and after the sessions and for sharing their insights into Lewis and Clark. …

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