The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898

The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898

by Sanford Levinson
     
 

In this long overdue collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew 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. As the nation continued to

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In this long overdue collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew 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. As the nation continued to expand westward and into the Pacific and Caribbean, critical social, political, and constitutional questions would arise that would greatly test American resolve and the principles on which it was based.

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Keith E. Whittington
The Louisiana Purchase marked the true beginning of the American expansion into Thomas Jefferson's 'Empire of Liberty.' This fascinating collection explores how the American urge to reach outward, first across the continent and then across the globe, has remade America itself, often in ways that were unforeseen and unwelcome. The story of nineteenth-century American expansion, beginning with Louisiana and ending with Puerto Rico, is well worth considering in an era of globalization and global conflicts at the opening of the twenty-first century.
Journal of American History
Given the expansive reach of this sturdy collection, historians in many fields will surely find gold somewhere within its boundaries.
Great Plains Quarterly
A thought-provoking book.
— Raymond D. Screws, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Journal Of American History
Given the expansive reach of this sturdy collection, historians in many fields will surely find gold somewhere within its boundaries.
Great Plains Quarterly - Raymond D. Screws
A thought-provoking book.

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)

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Keith E. Whittington
The Louisiana Purchase marked the true beginning of the American expansion into Thomas Jefferson's 'Empire of Liberty.' This fascinating collection explores how the American urge to reach outward, first across the continent and then across the globe, has remade America itself, often in ways that were unforeseen and unwelcome. The story of nineteenth-century American expansion, beginning with Louisiana and ending with Puerto Rico, is well worth considering in an era of globalization and global conflicts at the opening of the twenty-first century.

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