Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society is a monographic series published by the American Philosophical Society. Please note that each chapter in each monograph appears individually.

Articles from Vol. 94, No. 5, 2004

DISPLAYING THE EXPANDING NATION TO ITSELF: The Cultural Work of Public Exhibitions of Western Fauna in Lewis and Clark's Philadelphia
IN HIS JUNE 1803 instructions to Meriwether Lewis, President Thomas Jefferson provided specific orders about the route, suggestions on how to deal with both the Europeans and the Native Americans they would meet along the way, and indications about what...
"I NEVER YET PARTED": Bernard McMahon and the Seeds of the Corps of Discovery
The chief objects of your journey are to find the shortest & most convenient route of communication between the U.S. & the Pacific ocean, within the temperate latitudes, & Io learn such particulars as can be obtained of the country through...
Introduction
FROM THE COMPARATIVE comfort of Saint Louis, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark sat down in September 1806 to transcribe their meticulous journals and to inform President Thomas Jefferson that they had at last returned from their odyssey into the northwestern...
"MINERAL PRODUCTIONS OF EVERY KIND": Geological Observations in the Lewis and Clark Journals and the Role of Thomas Jefferson and the American Philosophical Society in the Geological Mentoring of Meriwether Lewis
INTRODUCTIONTHE EXPEDITION to explore the Louisiana Purchase and the lands beyond, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, is an enduring story of adventure, teamwork, and peerless leadership. The outcome is well known: the loss of only one...
Nineteenth-Century Scientific Opinion of Lewis and Clark
To the People of the Great West:Jefferson gave you the country. Lewis and Clark showed you the way. The rest is your own course of empire. Honor the statesman who foresaw the West. Honor the brave men who first saw your West. May the memory of their...
PHILANTHROPIC ENTERPRISE: The Imperial Contradictions of Republican Political Economy in Philadelphia during the Era of Lewis and Clark
Upon the Citizens of Pennsylvania is turned, the attention of Europe, observing, whether we know how to use, as well as how to acquire, Empire; whether we are to be admired, or despised; in fine, whether, left as we are to ourselves, upon this fair and...
Preface
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...
READING THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY BACKWARDS: The Metropolitan Context of Lewis and Clark's Expedition
IN 1890, THE U.S. Census Bureau announced the "closing" of the western frontier that Lewis and Clark had explored less than a century earlier. Three years later, at the World's Fair in Chicago celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of Christopher...
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