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A Man of Science and Humanity: Elisha Kent Kane

in The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226721842
eISBN:
9780226721873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226721873.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Elisha Kent Kane, who made Arctic exploration an American enterprise. Although U.S. interest in the Arctic had sprouted from British roots, Kane grafted different practices to ... More


Elisha K. Kane Barely Survives, but Maps New Land, 1853

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Elisha Kent Kane's expedition in 1853 in search of John Franklin, who did not return after sailing off eight years earlier. Sponsored by Henry Grinnell, Kane headed north ... More


The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture

Michael F. Robinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226721842
eISBN:
9780226721873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226721873.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the late 1800s, “Arctic Fever” swept across the nation as dozens of American expeditions sailed north to the Arctic to find a sea route to Asia and, ultimately, to stand at the North Pole. Few of ... More


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