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The Missouri River journals of John James Audubon / John James Audubon ; edited and with original commentary by Daniel Patterson.

By: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Contributor(s): Patterson, Daniel, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780803294837; 0803294832.Subject(s): Natural history -- Missouri River Valley | Wildlife artists -- United States -- Diaries | Naturalists -- United States -- DiariesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Missouri River Journals of John James Audubon.DDC classification: 508.092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Part 1. Maria Rebecca Audubon, her grandfather's 1843 upper Missouri River journals, and "The great auk speech" -- Part II. Audubon's upper Missouri River expedition of 1843 -- His eminence -- Preparations -- Minnie's Land to St. Louis, March 11-28 -- St. Louis, March 28-April 24 -- St. Louis to the Yellowstone and Fort Union, April 25-June 12 -- Fort Union and the prairies, June 13-August 15 -- Fort Union to St. Louis, August 16-October 19 -- St. Louis to Minnie's Land, October 22-November 7 -- Part III. The three forgotten manuscript journals -- Editorial principles -- The Beinecke partial copy, August 5-13 -- The original field notebook and the Newberry partial copy -- Part IV. Audubon's conservation ethic reconsidered : an analytical history -- How his hunting and conservation ethic have been represented in the biographies -- The lived ethic -- The written ethic -- Epilogue -- Part V. Appendixes: Editorial principles; The 1843 diary of John G. Bell; The 1843 diary of Isaac Sprague; Audubon's "George Catlin" powder horn from the upper Missouri expedition; "The pet bear" : an unpublished episode.
Scope and content: "The first accurate transcription of John James Audubon's 1843 journals, which includes recently discovered and previously unpublished journal entries detailing his last expedition along the upper Missouri River"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part 1. Maria Rebecca Audubon, her grandfather's 1843 upper Missouri River journals, and "The great auk speech" -- Part II. Audubon's upper Missouri River expedition of 1843 -- His eminence -- Preparations -- Minnie's Land to St. Louis, March 11-28 -- St. Louis, March 28-April 24 -- St. Louis to the Yellowstone and Fort Union, April 25-June 12 -- Fort Union and the prairies, June 13-August 15 -- Fort Union to St. Louis, August 16-October 19 -- St. Louis to Minnie's Land, October 22-November 7 -- Part III. The three forgotten manuscript journals -- Editorial principles -- The Beinecke partial copy, August 5-13 -- The original field notebook and the Newberry partial copy -- Part IV. Audubon's conservation ethic reconsidered : an analytical history -- How his hunting and conservation ethic have been represented in the biographies -- The lived ethic -- The written ethic -- Epilogue -- Part V. Appendixes: Editorial principles; The 1843 diary of John G. Bell; The 1843 diary of Isaac Sprague; Audubon's "George Catlin" powder horn from the upper Missouri expedition; "The pet bear" : an unpublished episode.

"The first accurate transcription of John James Audubon's 1843 journals, which includes recently discovered and previously unpublished journal entries detailing his last expedition along the upper Missouri River"--Provided by publisher.

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CHOICE Review

For more than a century, Audubon biographers have navigated a course between praise and condemnation: did he come to advocate conservation and inspire a nation to love and protect birds, or was he primarily a hunter, killing for his scientific work? Patterson (English, Central Michigan Univ.) examines this issue in the context of Audubon's last major trip, his 1843 Missouri River expedition. Patterson discovered journals that chronicle one-third of the expedition's 180 days and were long thought to be lost. In 1897, Maria Rebecca Audubon published an edited version of her grandfather's journals, portraying him as a visionary conservationist--at least late in his life. Patterson argues that she essentially manufactured the man she wanted to present to the public by eliminating some descriptions of his wildlife killing and adding comments he never made about concerns over conservation, in an attempt to make Audubon more presentable to the turn-of-the-century audience increasingly dedicated to wildlife preservation. Audubon's own journal, in combination with the diaries of two traveling companions, comprises nearly half of Patterson's text. In addition to providing a glimpse of the mid-19th-century western frontier, these sections will allow readers to make their own assessments of Audubon as a conservationist. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. --David A. Lovejoy, Westfield State University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

John James Audubon (1785-1851) is one of America's premiere wildlife artists. His book The Birds of America is considered one of the greatest picture books ever produced, and his monumental The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America has been hailed as an American classic. Daniel Patterson is a professor of English at Central Michigan University. He is the author and editor of several books, including John James Audubon's Journal of 1826: The Voyage to "The Birds of America" (Nebraska, 2011) and Early American Nature Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia .<br>

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