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Homesteading and Manufacturing Whiteness

Paul Frymer

in Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the incorporation of the territory first acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, particularly the states west of the Mississippi with the exception of the Southwest. It first ... More


Land-Development Politics and the American Civil War

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter deals directly with the Civil War, exploring the secession crisis in California, wartime federal policy, and the beliefs of Union soldiers. Each of these episodes shows how Republican ... More


Introduction: Illuminating the Encounter

Karen V. Hansen

in Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

This introduction appraises the processes underlying the historical encounter between immigrants and Indians in the early twentieth century. It brings into the same frame two dominant processes in ... More


Seeking Peace in the South and West

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explains how Republicans applied their ideas by connecting land use with social structure to both the South and the West during the Reconstruction. Republicans called for an end to the ... More


The “Refugee Business”

Gregory D. Smithers

in The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300169607
eISBN:
9780300216585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169607.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines questions related to Cherokee identity, social status, “blood,” and migration—what the prominent Cherokee leader W. P. Adair called the refugee business—in the trans-Mississippi ... More


The Last Drops

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The western United States has low overall rainfall and snowfall levels, few rivers, and many deep groundwater basins. Small Native American populations once lived within the restraints of aridity ... More


Life and Death in Oz

Zachary Michael Jack

in The Haunt of Home: A Journey through America's Heartland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751790
eISBN:
9781501751813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751790.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter illustrates how the author came to Kansas to seek answers for how to bring a rural town back to life. Like much of the region known as the “Big Empty,” portions of central and western ... More


Land-Use History on the Shortgrass Steppe

Richard H. Hart

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

As described in chapter 1 of this volume, the grasslands of central North America began to expand at the end of the Wisconsin period (about 10,000 years BP), and continued their expansion through ... More


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