The Course of Empire by Bernard A. DeVoto

"The Course of Empire" is a comprehensive historical narrative that explores the westward expansion of the United States from 1800 to 1848. The book delves into the politics, economics, and social dynamics that led to the exploration, settlement, and ultimately the transformation of the American West. It highlights the roles of key figures, the impact of the fur trade, the Gold Rush, and the Oregon Trail, and the indigenous cultures that were displaced during this period.

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