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Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, territorial Mississippi has a complex history rife with fierce contention. Since 1540, when Hernando de Soto of Spain journeyed across the Atlantic and became the first European to stumble across its borders, the territory has been the center of passionate international disagreements. After numerous boundary shifts, Mississippi was finally admitted as the twentieth state of the Union on December 10, 1817. In The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier, 1795–1817, Robert V. Haynes does more than recount history; he explores the political and diplomatic situations that led to the formation and expansion of the Mississippi Territory. Extensively researched and exceptionally written, Haynes details critical events in Mississippi’s rich history, such as ongoing border violence, the arrest of infamous traitor Aaron Burr, and the bloody Creek War.

Table of Contents

  1. Front cover
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  1. Copyright page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Prologue
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  1. 1. From Province to Territory
  2. pp. 7-26
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  1. 2. "His Yankeeship"
  2. pp. 27-48
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  1. 3. Frontier Democracy, Republican Style
  2. pp. 49-69
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  1. 4. An "Insidious Junto"
  2. pp. 71-83
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  1. 5. A Territory in Transition
  2. pp. 85-101
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  1. 6. Ruffians along the Border
  2. pp. 103-117
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  1. 7. Security and Settlements
  2. pp. 119-137
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  1. 8. "Some Dark Mysterious Business"
  2. pp. 139-166
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  1. 9. The Williams Imbroglio
  2. pp. 167-185
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  1. 10. Changing of the Guard
  2. pp. 187-201
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  1. 11. Transformation of a Territory
  2. pp. 203-217
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  1. 12. Natives and Interlopers
  2. pp. 219-240
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  1. 13. Manifest Destiny
  2. pp. 241-259
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  1. 14. The Mobile Question
  2. pp. 261-282
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  1. 15. The Creek War
  2. pp. 283-313
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  1. 16. Holmes Sweet Holmes
  2. pp. 315-332
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  1. 17. Statehood
  2. pp. 333-346
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 347-418
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  1. Index
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813173726
Related ISBN
9780813125770
MARC Record
OCLC
646068242
Pages
432
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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