The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898

Overview

In this collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew H. Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine the role that the Louisiana Purchase played in shaping both the expansionist policies of the nineteenth century and critical interpretations of the Constitution. The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 provides an overview of how the U.S. Constitution and the American political system are inextricably tied to the Louisiana Purchase...
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Overview

In this collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew H. Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine the role that the Louisiana Purchase played in shaping both the expansionist policies of the nineteenth century and critical interpretations of the Constitution. The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898 provides an overview of how the U.S. Constitution and the American political system are inextricably tied to the Louisiana Purchase and the territorial expansion of the United States.
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Great Plains Quarterly
A thought-provoking book.
— Raymond D. Screws, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742549838
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/30/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The first "incorporation" debate 19
2 "The strongest government on earth": Jefferson's Republicanism, the expansion of the Union, and the new nation's destiny 41
3 The Louisiana Purchase and the coming of the Civil War 69
4 Settling the West : the annexation of Texas, the Louisiana Purchase, and Bush v. Gore 83
5 Texas 111
6 The golden death of Jefferson's dream : California and the sectional crisis 129
7 A promise of expansion 139
8 Puerto Rico's political status : the long-term effects of American expansionist discourse 165
9 The Constitution and deconstitution of the United States 181
10 Modes of rule in America's overseas empire : the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Samoa 209
11 Empires external and internal : territories, government lands, and federalism in the United States 231
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