The Louisiana Purchase

A Global Context
Author(s): 
Bush, Robert D.
ISBN: 
9780415814577
Date published: 
October 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£19.99

With special attention to the diplomatic and constitutional background of the purchase, The Louisiana Purchase examines the event in the context of the Atlantic world, including the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars in Europe, colonial revolutions in the Caribbean, and the westward expansion of the U.S. population. In five concise chapters bolstered by primary documents including treaties, letters, and first-hand observations, Robert D. Bush introduces students to the political history of this momentous land acquisition.