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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. vii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xi

In 1971 I was a law student at Mercer University. I found the repetitive nature of legal training to be mind dulling, so I decided to attend the Lamar Lectures delivered by George Tindall of the University of North Carolina. Published the following year as The Disruption of the Solid South (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1972), ...

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ONE. "In the Indian Manner": Natives and Newcomers in the Eighteenth Century

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pp. 1-32

In the late eighteenth century the famous naturalist William Bartram traveled extensively among the Creeks, Seminoles, and Cherokees. In addition to collecting botanical samples, Bartram wrote about the land he saw and the people he met. On his journey, Bartram encountered a variety of non-Natives, people of European ...

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Two. "Both White and Red": Biracial People in Indian Society

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pp. 33-69

In 1768, a group of Cherokee headmen met British emissaries at Hard Labour Creek to negotiate a land cession. The great war chief Oconostota addressed the assembly and described an increasingly common situation. The British deputy superintendent of Indian affairs, a man named Alexander Cameron, had, Oconostota ...

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Three. "Designing Half-Breeds": The Politics of Race

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pp. 70-104

In 1816, as he tried to negotiate a land cession with the Chickasaws, Andrew Jackson fumed that the resistance he encountered came from "the designing half-breeds and renegade white men who have taken refuge in the country."1 Like many whites of his generation, Jackson regarded Indians as simple and naïve, almost ...

Notes

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pp. 105-128

Index

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pp. 129-135