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Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence

Andy Doolen


Beginning in the aftermath of the Louisiana Purchase, this book connects a wide range of border writings to a stunning land deal that more than doubled the physical size of the United States. Military force and political coercion did not characterize the creation and subsequent administration of a new land empire. In contrast to later imperial actions in Mexico, Cuba, and the Philippines, the early United States expanded its territory through less sensational and less recognizable modes of territorialization, including land deals, slavery expansion, treaty diplomacy, immigration and settlement ... More

Keywords: territory, empire, border, Louisiana Purchase, Mexican independence, US writing, expansion, transnationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199348626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andy Doolen, author
University of Kentucky