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Louisiana as a Spanish Territory- LOUISIANA: EUROPEAN EXPLORATIONS AND THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM THE GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION
OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

"Louisiana was unable to develop and sustain the level of foreign trade required to support
economic growth. The strict regulation of Louisiana’s commerce by Spanish colonial authorities
was responsible for this stagnation. Irregular shipments of…

The Eagle Pass

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Written by Jane McManus Storm Cazneau under the pseudonym Cora Montgomery

Margaret Fuller

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The first woman from the United States to report news overseas

1657 map entitled La Floride

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This map shows the changes in the name of this region over time. It started off being referred to as Floride and then later became west Florida and Louisiana. This map was made by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson in 1657.

Anne Royall

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Notable, traveling writer in the early 19th century

Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans.

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Shows the French City plan of New Orleans from 1764.

Plan of the city and suburbs of New Orleans : from an actual survey made in 1815

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This map shows how much more of New Orleans had been developed in 1815 compared to earlier maps of the city. Also shows French style architecture in important buildings around the city showing Frances influence on the crescent city.

John Adams to Benjamin Rush regarding railing against narrow, selfish spirit of parties and Napoleon

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This is a letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush where he explains his concerns over the Louisiana land claim because of the French and Spanish and British animosity brewing and he is scared to become an ally of France. This shows the vulnerability…