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The Resource Empires of the imagination : transatlantic histories of the Louisiana Purchase, edited by Peter J. Kastor and Francoi̧s Weil

Empires of the imagination : transatlantic histories of the Louisiana Purchase, edited by Peter J. Kastor and Francoi̧s Weil

Label
Empires of the imagination : transatlantic histories of the Louisiana Purchase
Title
Empires of the imagination
Title remainder
transatlantic histories of the Louisiana Purchase
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter J. Kastor and Francoi̧s Weil
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Empires of the Imagination" takes the Louisiana Purchase as a point of departure for a compelling new discussion of the interaction between France and the United States. In addition to offering the first substantive synthesis of this transatlantic relationship, the essays collected here offer new interpretations on themes vital to the subject, ranging from political culture to intercultural contact to ethnic identity. They capture the cultural breadth of the territories encompassed by the Louisiana Purchase, exploring not only French and Anglo-American experiences, but also those of Native Americans and African Americans. Despite differences in concerns and methods, the pieces collected share crucial ground in how they suggest new ways for thinking about empire, identity, and memory. The authors show how France and the United States set about their competing imperial projects even as residents of the North American West effectively resisted those imperial aims, creating instead
  • Their own notions of community and connection. At the same time, these essays show how the contact among peoples created new social configurations and distinct cultural identities. Moving beyond the particulars of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these essays reveal how the Louisiana Purchase subsequently entered into the public consciousness on both sides of the Atlantic in ways that continue to define imperial projects, racial identities, and ethnic communities. Delineating a unique moment in transatlantic historical conversation, "Empires of the Imagination" also provides important lessons in cross-disciplinary approaches to North American and Atlantic history. In addition to the multinational perspectives of the authors, individual essays deploy social science history, political culture, and ideological history, as well as social and cultural history, to create a cohesive understanding of diverse experiences."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
973.4/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E333
LC item number
.E57 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kastor, Peter J
  • Weil, François
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • France
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • International relations
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • National characteristics, American
  • Social conditions
  • Territorial expansion
  • France
  • United States
Label
Empires of the imagination : transatlantic histories of the Louisiana Purchase, edited by Peter J. Kastor and Francoi̧s Weil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A tornado on the horizon: the Jefferson administration, the retrocession crisis, and the Louisiana Purchase
  • James E. Lewis Jr.
  • The Louisiana Purchase in the demographic perspective of its time
  • Paul Lachance
  • Refracted reformations and the making of republicans
  • Emily Clark
  • Slave migrations and slave control in Spanish and early American New Orleans
  • Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec
  • "They are all Frenchmen": background and nation in an age of transformation
  • Peter J. Kastor
  • Prologue:
  • Edward Livingston, America, and France: making law
  • Mark Fernandez
  • The purchase and the making of French Louisiana
  • François Weil
  • Celebration and history: the case of the Louisiana Purchase
  • Jacques Portes and Marie-Jeanne Rossignol
  • Jefferson, Louisiana, and American nationhood
  • Peter S. Onuf
  • The Louisiana Purchase and the fictions of empire
  • Richard White
  • From incorporation to exclusion: Indians, Europeans, and Americans in the Mississippi Valley from 1699 to 1830
  • Cecile Vidal
  • The Haitian revolution and the sale of Louisiana; or, Thomas Jefferson's (unpaid) debt to Jean-Jacques Dessalines
Control code
759159958
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813928173
Lccn
2009011470
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tb331
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759159958
Label
Empires of the imagination : transatlantic histories of the Louisiana Purchase, edited by Peter J. Kastor and Francoi̧s Weil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A tornado on the horizon: the Jefferson administration, the retrocession crisis, and the Louisiana Purchase
  • James E. Lewis Jr.
  • The Louisiana Purchase in the demographic perspective of its time
  • Paul Lachance
  • Refracted reformations and the making of republicans
  • Emily Clark
  • Slave migrations and slave control in Spanish and early American New Orleans
  • Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec
  • "They are all Frenchmen": background and nation in an age of transformation
  • Peter J. Kastor
  • Prologue:
  • Edward Livingston, America, and France: making law
  • Mark Fernandez
  • The purchase and the making of French Louisiana
  • François Weil
  • Celebration and history: the case of the Louisiana Purchase
  • Jacques Portes and Marie-Jeanne Rossignol
  • Jefferson, Louisiana, and American nationhood
  • Peter S. Onuf
  • The Louisiana Purchase and the fictions of empire
  • Richard White
  • From incorporation to exclusion: Indians, Europeans, and Americans in the Mississippi Valley from 1699 to 1830
  • Cecile Vidal
  • The Haitian revolution and the sale of Louisiana; or, Thomas Jefferson's (unpaid) debt to Jean-Jacques Dessalines
Control code
759159958
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813928173
Lccn
2009011470
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tb331
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759159958

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