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Author Vernet, Julien (Julien Paul), author

Title Strangers on their native soil : opposition to United States' governance in Louisiana's Orleans territory, 1803-1809 / Julien Vernet
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 210 pages)
Contents "An object so dear to the heart of every American" : American interests and the purchase of Louisiana -- A conquered people : the view from Washington -- "A flame in the district" : the organization of protest against territorial government in Orleans -- "Pestered with intriguants" : territorial administration under attack in Orleans and Washington -- "A severe shock to W.C.C. and his gang" : the opposition's representatives in territorial and national government -- Folly and failure : the fall of the opposition faction -- Jefferson triumphant : republican Orleans and American Louisiana
Summary After the United States purchased Louisiana, many inhabitants of the new American territory believed that Louisiana would quickly be incorporated into the Union and that they would soon enjoy rights as citizens. In March of 1804, however, Congress passed the Act for the Organization of Orleans Territory, which divided Louisiana into two sections: Orleans Territory, which lay southwest of the Mississippi Territory; and the Louisiana District. Under this act, President Jefferson possessed the power to appoint the government of Orleans Territory and its thirteen-man legislative council. The ac
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 12, 2015)
Subject Government, Resistance to -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories.
Louisiana -- History -- 1803-1865.
Louisiana -- Politics and government -- 1803-1865.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012042680
ISBN 1617037540 (electronic bk.)
1621039315 (electronic bk.)
9781617037542 (electronic bk.)
9781621039310 (electronic bk.)
(cloth) (alk. paper)