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Thunder go North : the hunt for Drake's fair and good bay / Melissa Darby.

Author/Creator:
Darby, Melissa, author.
Publication:
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596 -- Travel -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596.
Northwest Coast of North America -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Discoveries in geography -- British.
Travel.
North America -- Northwest Coast of North America.
Summary:
"This manuscript is a fresh look at determining the location of the 1579 landing site of Sir Francis Drake on the northwest coast of North America to repair his ship, the Golden Hind. This landing location has long been debated and was claimed by California, especially with the finding of the brass plate thought to be an artifact of Drake's landing located on a hill overlooking San Francisco Bay. Although the brass plate was supposedly authenticated in 1938, by 1977 it was proven to be a hoax, yet no re-examination of the landing question or associated data was completed"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The problem
The historiography of the vexed question
Mind the gap
The beginnings
Afar the seas were blue and white
Either here or there
The great discoveries
The California juggernaut
Henry Wagner huffs and puffs and the British blow him down
The historian on the hill
Behind the scenes
The authentication of the plate of brass
Investigations and resolutions
The commission and the commemoration of Drake's voyage
The people at the landing
An ethnographic assessment for an Oregon landing
Linguistic analysis
Thunder and lightning : cosmological correspondences
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Darby, Melissa C. Thunder go north.
ISBN:
9781607817253
160781725X
OCLC:
1089271375