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Ronda, James P. 1943-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 7,707 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Diaries  Surveys  Catalogs  Sources 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: F592.7, 917.8042
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Most widely held works about James P Ronda
 
Most widely held works by James P Ronda
Lewis and Clark among the Indians by James P Ronda( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the familiar story of the expedition of Lewis and Clark, but told as a complex human story -- the story of a diverse human community moving through the lands and lives of other communities, where pilgrims made their way by the kindness of strangers
Thomas Jefferson and the changing West : from conquest to conservation by Missouri Historical Society( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding the West : explorations with Lewis and Clark by James P Ronda( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the foremost historians of Lewis and Clark, Ronda grounds Finding the West in the insights and reflections he has gleaned from some twenty years of research and writing about this pivotal era. But above all else, Ronda's book is centered on stories and storytellers. As he writes: "This is a book about many storytellers. Their words are French-Canadian, Shoshone, New Hampshire English, Hidatsa, and Chinookan." Ronda documents not only the stories that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark offered about their "road across the continent," but also the large and important stories by and about the native peoples whose trails they followed and whose lands they described in their journals and reports and on their maps."--Jacket
Indian missions : a critical bibliography by James P Ronda( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astoria & empire by James P Ronda( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of this book, Ronda provides vivid and masterly accounts of the voyage of the Tonquin, the overland journey of Wilson Price Hunt, and a day-by-day analysis of the history of Astoria from its establishment in 1810 to the decision of the partners to sell the post to the rival North West Company in 1813 ... Ronda is as much concerned with the theme of empire as he is with the fortunes of business."--Journal of Military History
John Eliot's Indian dialogues : a study in cultural interaction by John Eliot( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West the railroads made by Carlos A Schwantes( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The West the Railroads Made recounts the stories of visionaries such as Henry Harmon Spalding, Samuel Parker, and Asa Whitney, who imagined the railroad as a new Northwest Passage, an iron road through the West to the Orient. As the idea of a Pacific Railroad grew in the 1840s and 1850s, many Americans imagined the West as a fertile garden or a treasure chest of priceless minerals. Railroads could deliver the riches of that West into the hands and pockets of the modern world. These two compelling ideas - the railroad and the West- came together to create an irresistible dream. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs, The West the Railroads Made offers a fresh look at what the iron road created."--BOOK JACKET
Voyages of discovery : essays on the Lewis and Clark Expedition( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages of Discovery includes seminal primary source documents and essays that illuminate the origins, voyage, and aftermath of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Featuring several previously unpublished pieces, including a substantive introduction, photo essay, and afterward by James P. Ronda, Voyages of Discovery conveniently gathers the best essays on the Corps of Discovery under one cover. Articles by John Allen, Bernard DeVoto, Donald Jackson, Gary Moulton, James Ronda, and others address a wide variety of topics from the reasons for the Expedition, geographic knowledge before Lewis & Clark, and expedition science, to Lewis & Clark's reception upon their return. - Publisher
Beyond Lewis & Clark : the Army explores the West by James P Ronda( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond Lewis and Clark: The Army Explores the West is a companion volume to the exhibition by the same name, organized by the Washington State Historical Society. With stops at the Virginia, Washington, Kansas, and Missouri Historical Societies, Beyond Lewis and Clark, the exhibition, is one of the most ambitious interpretive projects of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial." "Written by James Ronda, Beyond Lewis and Clark, the book, offers a corrective vision of the history of the expedition. The nearly exclusive attention paid to Lewis and Clark of late has cast the broader pattern of army exploration in the West into obscurity. In this volume Ronda places Lewis and Clark within the larger perspective of Enlightenment-era science and empire-building and establishes how the Jeffersonian model of exploration endured to varying degrees via other army expeditions. In this regard, particular attention is paid to the pivotal figure in the evolution of the "Army in the West" - John C. Fremont - and other notable explorers, including Stephen H. Long and Isaac I. Stevens."--BOOK JACKET
A year at Monticello, 1795 by Donald Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of a pivotal year in the life of Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson's West : a journey with Lewis and Clark by James P Ronda( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appears to be a draft for the book Jefferson's West: A Journey with Lewis and Clark by James P. Ronda, published as a Monticello Monograph in 2000
Finding Lewis and Clark : old trails, new directions( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains presentations from the conference held in Pierre, S.D., April 11-12, 2003, sponsored by the South Dakota State Historical Society, in honor of the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
A vast and open plain : the writings of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804-1806 by Meriwether Lewis( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book presents chronologically the writings - journal entries, reports and letters - of all the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition, allowing for examination the 215 days the Corps of Discovery spent in the state from several perspectives.--Publisher's description
The exploration of North America by James P Ronda( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painters and the American West by American Museum of Western Art--The Anschutz Collection( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A companion and sequel to the award-winning Painters and the American West: The Anschutz Collection, published in 2000. The present volume includes the finest works featured in the earlier book, along with major recent acquisitions"--Publisher's description
Revealing America : image and imagination in the exploration of North America by James P Ronda( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary anthology is designed for courses in which the North American West, exploration, and the frontier are central themes. Organized chronologically, it builds on the work of historians, geographers, and anthropologists to convey an expanded understanding of exploration, explorers, and the outcome of their journeys, An introductory essay ... lays out the volume's three central themes: popular expectations and conjectures as an important backdrop to discovery; exploration as an experience of mutual discovery; and the role of exploration literature in shaping our understanding of the changing face of the North American landscape.-Back cover
Job analysis of recreation leaders by James P Ronda( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis and Clark among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition) by James P Ronda( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis. An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences.""--Choice
Westering captains : essays on the Lewis and Clark Expedition by James P Ronda( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear brother : letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark by William Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of his career, American explorer William Clark (1770-1838) wrote at least forty-five letters to his older brother Jonathan, including six that were written during the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition. This book publishes many of these letters for the first time, revealing important details about the expedition, the mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis, the status of Clark's slave York (the first African American known to have crossed the continent from coast to coast), and other matters of historical significance. There are letters concerning the establishment of the Corps of Discovery's first winter camp in December 1803, preparations for setting out into the country west of Fort Mandan in 1805, and Clark's 1807 fossil dig at Big Bone Lick, Kentucky. There are also letters about Lewis's disturbed final days that shed light on whether he committed suicide or was murdered. Still other letters chronicle the fate of York after the expedition; we learn the details of Clark and York's falling out and subsequent alienation. Together the letters and the introductions and annotations by James J. Holmberg provide valuable insights into the lives of Lewis and Clark and the world of Jeffersonian America
 
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Lewis and Clark among the Indians
Alternative Names
Ronda, James P.

Languages
English (102)

Italian (2)

Covers
Thomas Jefferson and the changing West : from conquest to conservationFinding the West : explorations with Lewis and ClarkAstoria & empireThe West the railroads madeVoyages of discovery : essays on the Lewis and Clark ExpeditionBeyond Lewis & Clark : the Army explores the WestA year at Monticello, 1795Jefferson's West : a journey with Lewis and Clark