Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Clarence King & His Friends: On Mountaineering in the American West
by Green, Matthew J., M.A., The George Washington University, 2018, 73; 10743124
Abstract (Summary)

Clarence King was a pioneer of nineteenth century American mountaineering. With an unrestrained imagination and irrepressible will, he boldly pushed into high alpine regions and wrote colorful narratives of his explorations. However, his is no simple story of pure self-reliance. Friendships are a vital part of King’s mountaineering. King’s bold mountain leadership was made possible through powerful relationships and with the support of intrepid friends. The friendships of a small collection of rugged mountaineers in the American West, and the web of ties linking them with the broader society, offer unique perspectives into nineteenth century American culture.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stott, Richard
Commitee: Anbinder, Tyler
School: The George Washington University
Department: History
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 57/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Biographies, American history, Recreation
Keywords: American West, California, Exploration, King, Clarence, Mountaineering, Sierra Nevada
Publication Number: 10743124
ISBN: 9780355616019
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