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Pacific Historical Review (2017) 86 (1): 114–152.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Thomas Richards, Jr. Historians have long tethered American overland migration to U.S. westward expansion, and they have presumed that Americans who left U.S. borders for Oregon and California in the early 1840s desired—and even assumed—that the United States would soon conquer the Far West. This...