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The Resource The troubled life of Peter Burnett : Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California, R. Gregory Nokes

The troubled life of Peter Burnett : Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California, R. Gregory Nokes

Label
The troubled life of Peter Burnett : Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California
Title
The troubled life of Peter Burnett
Title remainder
Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California
Statement of responsibility
R. Gregory Nokes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Few people in the nineteenth-century American West could boast the achievements of Peter Burnett. He helped organize the first major wagon train to the Oregon Country. He served on Oregon's first elected government and was Oregon's first supreme court judge. He opened a wagon road from Oregon to California. He worked with the young John Sutter to develop the new city of Sacramento. Within a year of arriving in California, voters overwhelmingly elected him as the first US governor. He also won appointment to the California Supreme Court.<BR /><BR /> It was one heck of a resume. Yet with the exception of the wagon road to California, in none of these roles was Burnett considered successful or well remembered. Indeed, he resigned from many of his most important positions, including the governorship, where he was widely perceived a failure.<BR /><BR /> Burnett's weakness was that he refused to take advice from others. He insisted on marching to his own drum, even when it led to some terrible decisions. A former slaveholder, he could never seem to get beyond his single-minded goal of banning blacks and other minorities from the West.<BR /><BR />The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett is the first full-length biography of this complicated character. Historians, scholars, and general readers with an interest in Western history will welcome R. Gregory Nokes' accessible and deeply researched account."--
  • "The biography of the first governor of California and early Oregon pioneer, who organized the first major wagon train to the Oregon Country, served on Oregon's first elected government, and was Oregon's first supreme court judge"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nokes, R. Gregory
Dewey number
  • 979.4/04092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F864
LC item number
.N74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burnett, Peter H.
  • Governors
  • Legislators
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers
  • California
  • California
Label
The troubled life of Peter Burnett : Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California, R. Gregory Nokes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780870719325
Lccn
2018002730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007036179
  • (OCoLC)on1007036179
  • 3247315
  • 3342191
Label
The troubled life of Peter Burnett : Oregon pioneer and first Governor of California, R. Gregory Nokes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780870719325
Lccn
2018002730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007036179
  • (OCoLC)on1007036179
  • 3247315
  • 3342191

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