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Author Haynes, Robert V.

Title The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest frontier, 1795-1817 [electronic resource] / Robert V. Haynes.

Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (viii, 431 pages) : maps
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From province to territory -- "His yankeeship" -- Frontier democracy, republican style -- An "insidious junto" -- A territory in transition -- Ruffians along the border -- Security and settlements -- "Some dark mysterious business" -- The Williams imbroglio -- Changing of the guard -- Transformation of a territory -- Natives and interlopers -- Manifest destiny -- The Mobile question -- The Creek war -- Holmes sweet Holmes -- Statehood.
Summary 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 a.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Mississippi.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Southwest, Old.
Mississippi -- History -- To 1803.
Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
Southwest, Old -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813173726 (electronic bk.)
0813173728 (electronic bk.)