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JAMES CRUTCHFIELD, CANDY MOULTON, TERRY DEL BENE, editors. The Settlement of America: Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion from Jamestown to the Closing of the Frontier

JAMES CRUTCHFIELD, CANDY MOULTON, TERRY DEL BENE, editors. The Settlement of America: Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion from Jamestown to the Closing of the Frontier. Routledge. 800 pages; hardcover, ebook, $67.46, $56.57, amazon.com.

This authoritative illustrated encyclopedia presents a complete history of America’s frontier movement, from the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown in 1607, expeditions across the Appalachian Mountains, the opening of the Northwest Territory, exploration of the Mississippi River, homesteading on the Great Plains, gold and silver mining in the West, and the Indian Wars to the settlement of the Pacific Coast and the official closing of the American frontier in 1890.