A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell

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PROLOGUE: GREEN RIVER STATION, 1869
1
Deseret News, 19 May 1869.
2
New York Times, 8 June, 7 and 13 Aug. 1869.
3
Gilbert to Robert B. Stanton, 5 Mar. 1907, Stanton papers, New York Public Library, box 5.

1. A MISSION TO AMERICA
1
Chevalier, Society, Manners, and Politics, 97, 182–83.
2
Works of John Wesley: Sermons III, 354–58.
3
Parish Register RG4–3686, East Riding County Archive Office, Beverley, Yorkshire. Family genealogies in America inaccurately give her date of birth as 1805, but she was born two years earlier than her husband.
4
Battle's Hull Directory, 4th ed., and Battle's New Directory, 6th ed.
5
A Modern Delineation of Kingston upon Hull, 11. See also City of Kingston upon Hull.
6
Arcana Coelestia, no. 2284; quoted in Synnestvedt, ed., The Essential Swedenborg, 85. Swedenborg died in London in 1772, and in 1810 a society organized to publish his works in English.
7
Because centralized registration of births, marriages, and deaths did not begin in England and Wales until 1837, the records for this period are incomplete. The International Genealogical Index, nonetheless, provides a fairly comprehensive listing of personal names found in parish records.
8
History of Shropshire, vol. 2.
9
Brown, Charles Darwin, vol. 1, 3–35.
10
Tocqueville, quoted in City of Birmingham, 223.
11
Parish Register for St. Martin's, Microfilm M114, entry no. 539, Birmingham Public Library.
12
One of Methodism's strongholds developed downstream from Shrewsbury in Severn Gorge, the world center of iron production in the eighteenth

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Prologue - Green River Station, 1869 ix
  • Part One - Northern Days 1
  • Chapter 1 - A Mission to America 3
  • Chapter 2 - Rising on the Prairie 37
  • Chapter 3 - The Hornets' Nest of War 85
  • Part Two - Canyons of the Colorado 107
  • Chapter 4 - Westward the Naturalist 109
  • Chapter 5 - Down the Great Unknown 155
  • Chapter 6 - Surveying the High Plateaus 203
  • Chapter 7 - Kapurats 261
  • Chapter 8 - The Sublimest Thing on Earth 297
  • Chapter 9 - Democracy Encounters the Desert 337
  • Part Three - Washington, D.C. 381
  • Chapter 10 - Myths and Maps 383
  • Chapter 11 - Redeeming the Earth 437
  • Chapter 12 - The Problem of the West 467
  • Chapter 13 - Journey's End 533
  • Notes 575
  • Bibliography 611
  • Acknowledgments 645
  • Index 647
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