Francis Parkman (1823–1893) was one of America’s greatest historians. He was born in Boston to a leading Unitarian minister. He was a talented linguist at Harvard and read almost as many books in foreign languages as in English. He died in Massachusetts, having worked as a writer, journalist, and historian.
Francis Parkman's journal—written more than 150 years ago in 1846—provides an eye-witness account of one of the grandest adventures in American history. At age twenty-three, the Harvard-educated Bostonian traveled the Rocky Mountains, living among the...[SEE MORE]