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Surviving the Transition to American Rule

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from France, clearing its imperial rivals out of a vast area and securing the main trade route of the interior for its western citizens. It also took ... More


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