American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 370: Francis Parkman Jr.: The Oregon Trail (3)

March 1, 2020

In this episode I conclude my thoughts on Francis Parkman Jr.'s THE OREGON TRAIL and I sum-up the themes of empire, ecology, and the capitalist expansion into the "Great West". Up next, Parkman's first work of history THE CONSPIRACY OF PONTIAC.