Year(s) Discussed: 1795-1802
While the Jefferson administration made a breakthrough in settling a long-standing dispute with the state of Georgia over its western land claims in 1802, the new US Minister to France, Robert Livingston, began his mission trying to get answers on the situation with the colony of Louisiana. Meanwhile, peace in Europe and a new phase of the conflict in Saint-Domingue threaten to upend Jefferson’s vision for the west.
Featured Image: “Map of West Florida” [c. 1767], courtesy of Wikipedia
Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band
Special thanks to Alex for providing the intro quote for this episode!
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Featured Image: “Robert Livingston,” attributed to Gilbert Stuart [c. 18th century], courtesy of Wikipedia