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Ronda, James P. 1943-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 8,774 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Folklore  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Diaries  Surveys  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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
Thomas Jefferson and the changing West : from conquest to conservation by Missouri Historical Society( )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,090 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
Lewis and Clark : across the divide by Carolyn Gilman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide expands and transforms this familiar story by exploring the social and cultural landscapes the expedition traversed. Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide also follows the explorers' steps by reconstructing the richly physical worlds of the expeditions. Gathered in this volume are 400 illustrations, the results of a five-year enterprise to trace and authenticate the original artifacts, documents, maps, and artworks of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Scattered for two hundred years, the surviving physical evidence is now reassembled from more than fifty lending institutions and individuals across the United States. The result is a new view of the equipment the expedition used as well as the color, complexity, and diversity of the cultures they encountered - items that gave the young Republic its first glimpse of what later became the cross-continental nation. A concluding essay weaves together contemporary tribal perspectives to summarize Native American experiences since Lewis and Clark's visit, mapping out a powerful - and hopeful - vision for the future."--Jacket
Finding the West : explorations with Lewis and Clark by James P Ronda( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 766 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 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A massive literature exists for the history and culture of American Indians, but the quality of that literature is very uneven. At its best it compares well with the finest scholarship and most interesting reading to be found anywhere. At its worst it may take the form of malicious fabrication. This work is designed in a format, standard for the series, intended to be useful to both beginning students and advanced scholars. It has two main parts: the essay (conveniently organized by subheadings) and an alphabetical list of all works cited. -- from Intro
Astoria & empire by James P Ronda( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 618 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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 459 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 430 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
Lewis and Clark among the Indians by James P Ronda( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnohistorical examination of the constant interactions between Native Americans and the explorers of the Lewis and Clark expedition
Lewis and Clark among the Indians by James P Ronda( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition which explored the unknown Louisiana Purchase territory and the Pacific Northwest
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 221 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 201 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
The Chisholm Trail : Joseph McCoy's great gamble by James Earl Sherow( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chisholm Trail follows McCoy's vision and the effects of the Chisholm Trail from post-Civil War Texas and Kansas to the multimillion-dollar beef industry that remade the Great Plains, the American diet, and the national and international beef trade
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 111 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
Visions of the Tallgrass : prairie photographs by Harvey Payne( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" In centuries long past, a vast swath of grassland swept down the center of North America, from Canada’s Prairie Provinces to central Texas. This once-plentiful prairie has now all but disappeared. Humans have grazed, mowed, and plowed the plains, dammed the rivers, and imposed their will on the land and its creatures. Fortunately, some remnants have survived, including the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in northeastern Oklahoma. In this visually stunning volume, wildlife photographer Harvey Payne and historian James P. Ronda offer an intimate look at and into one of America’s Last Great Places. Spanning nearly 40,000 acres in Oklahoma’s Osage County, the Preserve is a living witness to a world that once existed. But the Osage prairie is not a museum or theme park—and it is not frozen in time. Under the stewardship of The Nature Conservancy, which has overseen its restoration, the Preserve lives on as a fully functioning ecosystem. And for twenty-five years, Payne and Ronda have explored these lands, together and in solitude. Rendered here in brilliant color and paired with Ronda’s informative yet deeply personal commentary, Payne’s photographs open our eyes to the ever-changing world of the Tallgrass Preserve. In chapters focused on grass, sky, birds, bison, and fire, Ronda and Payne reveal that the “Big Empty” is, in fact, teeming with life. Through interwoven images and words, Visions of the Tallgrass shows that our nation’s grasslands are sacred ground, a priceless piece of our American past—and future." -- Publisher's description
The exploration of North America by James P Ronda( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 103 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 92 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
 
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James Ronda historicus

Ronda, James P.

Ronda James Paul

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