54-40 or Fight

54-40 or Fight

by Emerson Hough

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54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough - Part romance, part history, this fictional tale is the story of the Oregon trail migrations and the characters who changed the course of history. Despite being published a century ago, the writing feels fresh and the characters are vividly portrayed. Hough's tale offers an inside view of a critical period of North American history at the end of the U.S. Civil War. The 54-40 in the title refers to the Oregon Dispute, important in geopolitical diplomacy between the British Empire and the new American Republic. In 1844 the U.S. Democratic Party, appealing to expansionist sentiment, asserted that the U.S. had a claim to the entire Oregon Country up to Russian America at parallel 54°40 north.

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ISBN-13: 9781626511828
Publisher: Leatherbound Bestsellers Corp.
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

About the Author
Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was an American author best known for writing western stories and historical novels. Hough was born in Newton, Iowa on June 28, 1857. He was in Newton High School's first graduating class of three in 1875.

He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1880 and later studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1882.His first article, "Far From The Madding Crowd," was published in Forest and Stream in 1882.

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