This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It first identifies the three stages of protest against territorial government in Orleans Territory. It then argues that the evolution of the three stages of the protest movement must be understood in the context of Jefferson’s plan for Louisiana. While Jefferson made small concessions to Louisianans on the issues of representation, slaves, land, and laws, he let nothing interfere with his plan to see Louisiana incorporated as an American state in an “empire of liberty.” This was Jefferson’s goal from the outset and he considered the rights and privileges of Louisianans as subordinate to this goal.
University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.