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The Great Acquisition: An Introduction to the Louisiana Purchase
     

The Great Acquisition: An Introduction to the Louisiana Purchase

by Peter J Kastor, James P Ronda (Preface by)
 

This book takes a fresh look at the Louisiana Purchase, considered by many to be the single most important event in United States history. As a result of tension between two European powers and the yellow fever rampaging through the French army, our young country benefited beyond all imagining. This well-organized, readable text traces the story of Jefferson and

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This book takes a fresh look at the Louisiana Purchase, considered by many to be the single most important event in United States history. As a result of tension between two European powers and the yellow fever rampaging through the French army, our young country benefited beyond all imagining. This well-organized, readable text traces the story of Jefferson and Madison's concept of a small amount of land for a small price to Livingston's purchase of 900,000 square miles for 15 million dollars. Author Peter Kastor describes the changes that occurred for American, French, Spanish, and Native American residents after the Purchase was official.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883844059
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Ctr Pub Co
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Kastor is assistant professor of History and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

James P. Ronda is H. G. Barnard Professor in Western History at the University of Tulsa. He has written and lectured widely on the subjects of the American West and the Lewis and Clark expedition. His books include "Lewis and Clark among the Indians", "Astoria and Empire", "Revealing America: Image and Imagination in the Exploration of North America" and "Voyages of Discovery: Essays on the Lewis and Clark Expeditions".

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