Introduction
Beyond the horizon / Francis Russell
The European Image of America
Footholds of the forest / Francis Russell
Americans emerge / Francis Russell
Building a nation / Francis Russell
Portrait of the eastern frontier
Across the Mississippi / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr
A manifest destiny / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr
The promised land
Showing the world / Peter Lyon
On to utopia / Peter Lyon
A tinkering people / Peter Lyon
Conquest of a continent / Alvin M. Josephy, Jr
Portrait of the western frontier
The strenuous life / Peter Lyon
Acknowledgments
Index