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Alabama endured warfare, slave trading, squatting, and speculating on its path to becoming America’s 22nd state, and Daniel S. Dupre brings its captivating frontier history to life in Alabama's Frontiers and the Rise of the Old South. Dupre’s vivid narrative begins when Hernando de Soto first led hundreds of armed Europeans into the region during the fall of 1540. Although this early invasion was defeated, Spain, France, and England would each vie for control over the area’s natural resources, struggling to conquer it with the same intensity and ferocity that the Native Americans showed in defending their homeland. Although early frontiersmen and Native Americans eventually established an uneasy truce, the region spiraled back into war in the nineteenth century, as the newly formed American nation demanded more and more land for settlers. Dupre captures the riveting saga of the forgotten struggles and savagery in Alabama’s—and America’s—frontier days.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Part One: Beginnings
  1. 1 • La Florida and the Center of the World
  2. pp. 9-34
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  1. 2 • The Indians’ Frontier
  2. pp. 35-58
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  1. Part Two: The Imperial Frontier
  1. 3 • The Birth of the Creeks
  2. pp. 61-90
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  1. 4 • Trade and the Search for Order
  2. pp. 91-124
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  1. Part Three: The Settlers’ Frontier
  1. 5 • Ordering Alabama’s Frontier
  2. pp. 127-162
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  1. 6 • Settlements and Transformations
  2. pp. 163-208
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  1. 7 • The Creek War
  2. pp. 209-247
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  1. 8 • The Cotton Frontier
  2. pp. 248-278
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 279-296
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 297-310
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253031532
Print ISBN
9780253027276
MARC Record
OCLC
994206218
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-03
Language
English
Open Access
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