The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase And The Creation Of America

October 12, 2012|
The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase And The Creation Of America by Peter J. Kastor
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In 1803 the United States purchased Louisiana from France. This seemingly simple acquisition brought with it an enormous new territory as well as the country’s first large population of nonnaturalized Americans—Native Americans, African Americans, and Francophone residents. What would become of those people dominated national affairs in the years that followed. This book chronicles that contentious period from 1803 to 1821, years during which people proposed numerous visions of the future for Louisiana and the United States.

The Louisiana Purchase proved to be the crucible of American nationhood, Peter Kastor argues. The incorporation of Louisiana was among the most important tasks for a generation of federal policymakers. It also transformed the way people defined what it meant to be an American.

Title:The Nation's Crucible: The Louisiana Purchase And The Creation Of AmericaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:12 octobre 2012Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300194617

ISBN - 13:9780300194616

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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