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Author Kastor, Peter J.

Title The nation's crucible : the Louisiana Purchase and the creation of America / Peter J. Kastor.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 311 pages) : map.
Series Western Americana series
Yale Western Americana series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-304) and index.
Summary Publisher description: 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.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I: Empires, Republics, and Nations (1763�1804)""; ""1. America""; ""2. Acquisition""; ""Part II: Louisiana Purchase (1803�1808)""; ""3. ��Numerous and Troublesome Neighbors��""; ""4. Codes""; ""Part III: Crisis (1808�1815)""; ""5. Local Diplomacy""; ""6. Polities""; ""7. ��The Din of War��""; ""Part IV: Attachment (1815�1820)""; ""8. ��The State of Louisiana Now Has Her Voice��""; ""9. Louisiana""; ""Conclusion""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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Subject Louisiana Purchase.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1801-1815.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
Louisiana -- History -- 1803-1865.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Louisiana.
Louisiana -- Race relations.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kastor, Peter J. Nation's crucible. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004 0300101198 9780300101195 (DLC) 2003066259 (OCoLC)53162669
ISBN 9780300128246 (electronic bk.)
030012824X (electronic bk.)