Confederacy of Ambition: William Winlock Miller and the Making of Washington Territory William L. Lang

ISBN: 9780295993850

Published: August 7th 2014

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368 pages


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Confederacy of Ambition: William Winlock Miller and the Making of Washington Territory  by  William L. Lang

Confederacy of Ambition: William Winlock Miller and the Making of Washington Territory by William L. Lang
August 7th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 368 pages | ISBN: 9780295993850 | 9.38 Mb

The promise of opportunity drew twenty-seven-year-old Illinois schoolteacher William Winlock Miller west to the future Washington Territory in 1850. By the time of his death in 1876, Miller had amassed one of the largest private fortunes in theMoreThe promise of opportunity drew twenty-seven-year-old Illinois schoolteacher William Winlock Miller west to the future Washington Territory in 1850.

By the time of his death in 1876, Miller had amassed one of the largest private fortunes in the territory and had used it creatively in developing the regions assets, leaving a significant mark on the territorys political and economic history. Langs biography takes readers into the heart of Washington territorial politics and offers a new view of the pioneer era, emphasizing that the West was developed in large measure by men like Miller who manipulated government and its resources to their own and the regions advantage.William L.

Lang was director of the Center for Columbia River History and professor of history at Portland State University. For many years he was the editor of Montana: The Magazine of Western History. He is the coauthor ofMontana: A History of Two Centuries.



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