Louisiana in the age of Jackson : a clash of cultures and personalities / Joseph G. Tregle, Jr.Material type: TextPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1999Description: xii, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807122920 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807122921 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Louisiana -- Politics and government -- 1803-1865 | Louisiana -- Ethnic relations | United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837 | Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845DDC classification: 976.3/05 LOC classification: F374 | .T74 1999Other classification: 15.85
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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 1954.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -359) and index.
I. Hesperides on the Nile -- II. The Ethnic Imperative -- III. Frontier on the Mississippi -- IV. Skeleton of Iron -- V. Both Their Houses -- VI. The Transcendent Ego -- VII. Birth of a Cause -- VIII. The Spirit of '98 -- IX. Democracy Triumphant -- X. Democracy Regnant -- XI. Democracy Discordant -- XII. Valedictory -- App. On the Term Creole.
In this work, Joseph G. Tregle, Jr., paints a fascinating picture of Louisiana as it responded to the great political upheaval known as Jacksonian democracy. Although the movement upset political stability in every state, its effect on Louisiana was unique. The first state to join the Union from outside the original boundaries of the nation, Louisiana in 1803 harbored a French population whose political and cultural sensibilities were foreign to the "American" newcomers who quickly surged into the area. In this examination of Louisiana's ethnic, economic, social, cultural, and political patterns in the 1820s and 1830s, Tregle tells the complex story of the clash of political interests and cultures that characterized the Jacksonian era in the state.