The Louisiana Purchase

An Encyclopedia

By Rodriguez, Junius P.

Publishers Summary:
In 2003 the United States will celebrate the bicentennial of an event that was much more than a simple real estate transfer between the French government and the newly established American Republic. The acquisition of Louisiana territory was one of the defining moments in American history, doubling the nation's size and changing the course of American civilization and culture. This volume includes an A-to-Z of signed articles, information on the early American West and the Westward movement itself, important historical figures, important concepts, the reactions of individual states, frontier outposts, Native Americans and the benefit and costs of westward expansion.

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ISBN
978-1-57607-188-5
Publisher
ABC-CLIO


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Reviewed on September 15, 2002

Containing nearly 300 entries by some 85 contributors, this large, authoritative volume offers much more than its title suggests. The entries include profiles of obvious persons or events directly related to the Louisiana Purchase, such as Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Lewis and Clark, and there are scores of articles on events leading up to the purchase. But Rodriguez's introduction...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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