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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

John Wesley Powell and the second opening of the West. John Wesley Powell fought in the Civil War and it cost him an arm. But it didn't stop him from exploring the American West.

Introduction

Part I: THE THRESHOLD

Chapter 1. Independence Day, 1868

Chapter 2. The Dynamics of a Homemade Education

Chapter 3. The Rocky Mountain Scientific Exploring Expedition

Chapter 4. Hot Sulphur Springs

Chapter 5. The Country of the White River Utes

Chapter 6. Green River: the Gateway

Chapter 7. Green River: A Volunteer of the Tribe of Gilpin

Chapter 8. The Green: Green River to the Uinta Valley

Chapter 9. The Green: Uinta Valley to the Junction with the Grand

Chapter 10. Interlude: “A Prosperous Passage ahead of Us”

Chapter 11. The Colorado: The Junction to the River of Flax

Chapter 12. The Colorado: The River of Flax to the Virgin

Part II: THE PLATEAU PROVINCE

Chapter 1. Center and Frontier

Chapter 2. Geography

Chapter 3. The Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, J. W. Powell in Charge

Chapter 4. Major Powell’s Amateur Hour

Chapter 5. Exploration: Almon Thompson

Chapter 6. Physiography: Birth of a Science

Chapter 7. Geology: Grove Karl Gilbert

Chapter 8. Geological Aesthetics: Clarence Edward Dutton

Chapter 9. Pictures of a New World: Moran, Holmes, Hillers

Chapter 10. Names

Chapter 11. The Lunatic Fringe: Samuel Adams Again

Part III: BLUEPRINT FOR A DRYLAND DEMOCRACY

Chapter 1. 1877: The Problem of Survival

Chapter 2. 1878: The General Plan

Chapter 3. The Public Domain

Chapter 4. Inside Politics

Chapter 5. Half-Victory

Part IV: THE REVENUE OF NEW DISCOVERY

Chapter 1. The Best and Brightest Man of His Generation

Chapter 2. Adding the Stone Age to History

Chapter 3. The United States Geological Survey

Chapter 4. Maps for a Nation

Chapter 5. Spies and Whisperers

Part V: THE OPPORTUNITY

Chapter 1. Disaster on the Great Plains

Chapter 2. Values Measured in Acre-Feet

Chapter 3. The Long View and the Short

Chapter 4. Spies and Whisperers Again

Chapter 5. Triumph of the Gilpins

Chapter 6. Coup de Grâce

Chapter 7. Consequent Drainage

Part VI: THE INHERITANCE

Chapter 1. Resurrection Morn, with Reservations

Chapter 2. The Corkscrew Path of Progress

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