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Strangers on Their Native Soil: Opposition to United States' Governance in Louisiana's Orleans Territory, 1803-1809

Julien Vernet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037535
eISBN:
9781621039310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037535.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After the United States purchased Louisiana, many inhabitants of the new American territory believed that Louisiana would quickly be incorporated into the Union and that they would soon enjoy rights ... More


Statehood

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the events that led to the statehood of the Mississippi Territory. It is noted that by the time the Mississippians sought statehood, the process for adding new states was well ... More


Transformation of a Territory

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the transformation of the Mississippi Territory from being a boorish community to a mature society. It describes the new Natchez District and Washington: Natchez as a ... More


The Quest for Land: Yeoman Republicans on the Southwestern Frontier

Victoria E. Bynum

in "The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition": Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627052
eISBN:
9781469628011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627052.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter traces the westward migration of farmers from North and South Carolina to what eventually became Jones County, Mississippi, in 1826. The divergent lives of migrants seeking escape from ... More


Manifest Destiny

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the fourth and last governor of the Mississippi Territory, David Holmes. His placid personality helped him suppress the rancor that had previously characterized territorial ... More


An “Insidious Junto”

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the tensions between the residents of the Natchez District and the residents of the “Bigbee” District during the acquisition of Louisiana into the Mississippi Territory. While ... More


Holmes Sweet Holmes

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses in detail the administration of David Holmes, the fourth and last governor of the Mississippi Territory. Holmes displayed a political style that was perfectly suited to ... More


Security and Settlements

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the need to improve communication with remote areas, such as the Natchez District and St. Stephens. The Congress designated a number of post roads and the establishment of post ... More


Astronomy and U.S. Expansion in the Lower Mississippi Valley

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

U.S. expansion into the lower Mississippi Valley from 1795 to 1810 evinced and inspired many of the ways that officials and experts in the early United States used astronomy to promote territorial ... More


Prologue

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the Mississippi Territory. It was formed during President John Adams' second year of office, and after the Revolution many immigrants traveled from the ... More


Surviving the Transition to American Rule

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from France, clearing its imperial rivals out of a vast area and securing the main trade route of the interior for its western citizens. It also took ... More


Opening Roads through Creek Country

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Creek Paths and Federal Roads: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves and the Making of the American South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833933
eISBN:
9781469604008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898277_hudson.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Mississippi Territory that lay to the west of Creek country. It was a particular draw for settlers from Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas as cotton fever trumped fears ... More


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