Napoleon’s Ambitions in the New World
Lecture no. 39 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
In 1803, despite Napoleon’s colonial ambitions, France sold 800,000 square miles of the Louisiana territory to the United States. Find out why by considering the international situation, especially Napoleon’s attempt to re-establish slavery and the loss of Haiti after the slave revolt.