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Borderlines in Borderlands : James Madison and the Spanish-American Frontier, 1776-1821 / J. C. A. Stagg.

Author/Creator:
Stagg, J. C. A., author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.) : 4 maps
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In examining how the United States gained control over the northern borderlands of Spanish America, this work reassesses the diplomacy of President James Madison. Historians have assumed Madison's motive in sending agents into the Spanish borderlands between 1810 and 1813 was to subvert Spanish rule, but J. C. A. Stagg argues that his real intent was to find peaceful and legal resolutions to long-standing disputes over the boundaries of Louisiana at a time when the Spanish-American empire was in the process of dissolution. Drawing on an array of American, British, French, and Spanish sources, the author describes how a myriad cast of local leaders, officials, and other small players affected the borderlands diplomacy between the United States and Spain, and he casts new light on Madison's contribution to early American expansionism.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
1. A TROUBLESOME NEIGHBOR
2. WEST FLORIDA
3. EAST FLORIDA
4. TEXAS
5. TOWARD THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TREATY
NOTES
INDEX
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300153286
OCLC:
656452662
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300153286 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.