The Resource Edward F. Beale & the American West, Gerald Thompson

Edward F. Beale & the American West, Gerald Thompson

Label
Edward F. Beale & the American West
Title
Edward F. Beale & the American West
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822-93) was a major figure in the history of the American West. Few Americans have gained distinction in so many different fields- naval officer, explorer, bureaucrat, rancher, politician, and promoter. During his lifetime, Beale was regarded as "Mr. California," and numbered among his friends such preeminent men as Robert F. Stockton, Kit Carson, Thomas Hart Benton, Bayard Taylor, U.S. Grant, and many others. A study of Beale's life offers important insights into many of the events and personalities that dominated post-1845 America. A colorful and interesting man, Beale successfully pursued a personal El Dorado of adventure, status, and wealth. In so doing, he mirrored the dreams of countless Americans of his day. Despite his achievements and importance, Beale has been largely forgotten. He is remembered, if at all, as a quixotic man who presided over a strange experiment to introduce camels into the Southwest. The intended purpose of this biography is to portray him as a human being- complex, with qualities of greatness and weakness- and to fix his position more precisely within the historical landscape. -- from Preface
Related
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Gerald
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F786.B362
LC item number
T48 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beale, Edward Fitzgerald
  • Beale, Edward Fitzgerald
  • Beale, Edward Fitzgerald
  • Southwest, New
  • Southwest, New
  • California
  • Southwest, New
  • United States
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Indians of North America
  • Explorers
  • Pioneers
  • Soldiers
  • Politicians
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Indians of North America
  • Pioneers
  • Politicians
  • Soldiers
  • Travel
Label
Edward F. Beale & the American West, Gerald Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 277-288
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A midshipman's life -- Hero of San Pasqual -- A plan for California's Indians -- Feud with the Indian Office -- "Law and Order" versus the vigilantes -- Wagons, railroads, and camels -- Surveyor General of California -- "Monarch of all he has surveyed" -- A vocal Republican -- Rancho El Tejon and Decatur House -- Minister of General Grant -- "No more Rocky Mountains."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780826306630
Lccn
83001323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)9280699
Label
Edward F. Beale & the American West, Gerald Thompson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 277-288
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A midshipman's life -- Hero of San Pasqual -- A plan for California's Indians -- Feud with the Indian Office -- "Law and Order" versus the vigilantes -- Wagons, railroads, and camels -- Surveyor General of California -- "Monarch of all he has surveyed" -- A vocal Republican -- Rancho El Tejon and Decatur House -- Minister of General Grant -- "No more Rocky Mountains."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9780826306630
Lccn
83001323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)9280699

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