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Charles Brockden Brown, Louisiana, and the Contingencies of Empire

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers Brown in relation to the “affairs of Louisiana,” and points to the limits of traditional formulations of U.S. nationalism, and literary nationalism, when viewed exclusively in ... More


Acquisition

Peter J. Kastor

in The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter chronicles the circumstances in which the United States acquired Louisiana in 1803. In 1802 and 1803, the Jefferson administration attempted to settle affairs on the Mississippi River in ... More


The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Constitutional Moment?

Peter A. Appel

in Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter studies the Louisiana Purchase and its connection to the expedition of Lewis and Clark. It shows that Thomas Jefferson's assumption of broad powers to buy the million-mile landmass was a ... More


America and the World

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jefferson vision was premised on an assumption that the American Revolution had initiated a global republican movement—which found expression in the French Revolution and the Latin American ... More


Fundamentals: Lessons from Louisiana

Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman

in The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102314
eISBN:
9780300128963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102314.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that the story of the Louisiana Purchase is a simple story of expansionism. The key elements that played in this historic purchase were the factors of trade and navigation. There ... More


Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Robert S. Levine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and ... More


Empire by Deferral

Andy Doolen

in Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199348626
eISBN:
9780199348640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348626.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The Louisiana Purchase may have doubled the size of the US with a “stroke of the pen,” as goes the old cliché, but incorporating the vast new territory was not accomplished as easily. More than any ... More


The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase and the Creation of America

Peter Kastor

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101195
eISBN:
9780300128246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101195.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the circumstances in which the United States acquired Louisiana in 1803, and investigates the period from 1803 to 1808, when the Louisiana Purchase unleashed numerous, often ... More


The Doctrine of Discovery in United States History

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter shows how throughout American history that the United States government, state governments, and U.S. citizens relied on Discovery principles to claim and acquire the lands and rights of ... More


Presentations for the Public Eye: Exhibits and Exhibitors at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Julie K. Brown

in Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026574
eISBN:
9780262258630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, held in St. Louis, Missouri, featured rich and extensive exhibits of social economy and health. Aside from exhibits found in the Education and Social Economy ... More


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