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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


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


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


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


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


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 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


“Numerous and Troublesome Neighbors”

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/9780300101195.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter investigates the period when the Louisiana Purchase unleashed numerous, often conflicting, visions of incorporation. Free residents of Louisiana articulated their own visions 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


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

Andy Doolen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199348626
eISBN:
9780199348640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Beginning in the aftermath of the Louisiana Purchase, this book connects a wide range of border writings to a stunning land deal that more than doubled the physical size of the United States. ... More


Wash in the Age of Progress

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

By the turn of the 19th century, many Indians despaired of the future. Some firmly believed in the inevitability of progress, a theme highlighted at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, attended by G. ... More


“An Object So Dear to the Heart of Every American”: American Interests and the Purchase of Louisiana

Julien Vernet

in Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to United States' Governance in Louisiana's Orleans Territory, 1803-1809

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037535
eISBN:
9781621039310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037535.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how Louisiana changed hands from the French to the Spanish and finally to the Americans, and the role of trade in the process. In the 1790s, the introduction of the cotton gin ... More


Making a Solemn Protest: Site and Services 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/9780262026574.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the establishment of medical authority and the provision of medical services, the conditions for exposition workers, and the problems of imposing hygienic sanitation during ... More


“Dispersed Like Turkeys”: The Odyssey of the Western Shawnees, 1782–1840

Sami Lakomäki

in Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300180619
eISBN:
9780300182316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180619.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

From the 1780s on, increasing numbers of Shawnees and their Native neighbors escaped the US expansion from the Ohio Valley to the trans-Mississippi West. This chapter traces the histories of these ... More


The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History

Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102314
eISBN:
9780300128963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102314.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book offers a constitutional and historical survey of American territorial expansion from the founding era to the present day. The authors describe the Constitution's design for territorial ... More


Caribbean and Creole in New Orleans

Angel Adams Parham

in American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200.004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents an ethnographic study of the continuing significance of the Saint-Domingue refugees in the racial and ethnic identifications of the Creoles in New Orleans. This study is based ... More


Making History

in Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with the voice of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, as articulated by David Francis, the president of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, who is important because of his ... More


Making Images

in Whose Fair?: Experience, Memory, and the History of the Great St. Louis Exposition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226293103
eISBN:
9780226293127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293127.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Photographs and stereographs taken of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition provided vicarious experience for those who could not attend, just as much as newspaper and journal articles and novels and ... More


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