Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont

Mr. Chaffin talked about his biography, Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire, published by Hill and Wang. American explorer… read more

Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont Mr. Chaffin talked about his biography, Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire, published by Hill and Wang. American explorer John Charles Fremont (1813-1890) was nicknamed “the Pathfinder” in acknowledgment of his expeditions to map the American West between 1838 and 1854. Mr. Chaffin described the life of the 19th century explorer, including his varied experiences as cartographer, entrepreneur, abolitionist, Civil War general and two-time Republican presidential candidate. He also analyzed Fremont’s role in U.S. expansion and settlement of the West. Mr. Chaffin answered questions from audience members after his presentation. close

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Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont

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166555-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 29, 2003 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 28, 2003 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 29, 2003 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 30, 2003 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2003 | 6:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 2003 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 28, 2003 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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