U.S. National Security and Party Politics: The Consensus on Louisiana, 1789-1803
The Arkansas Historical Quarterly
With the two hundredth anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, it is appropriate to once again examine the developments surrounding this sea change in American history. The purchase has been celebrated as the result of the vision of one man, Thomas Jefferson, and as the beginning of the great western expansion of the U.S. Yet the purchase should be understood not simply in the context of western expansion but also of a young republic's quest for national security.
Heidenreich, Donald E. Jr., "U.S. National Security and Party Politics: The Consensus on Louisiana, 1789-1803" (2003). Faculty Scholarship. 35.