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Beyond removal: Indians, states, and sovereignties in the American South, 1812-1860

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In 1830, the US Congress passed the Indian Removal Act; within a decade, 65,000 of the South's original inhabitants had left the region. Two centuries later, historians still see removal as a pivot that transformed indigenous South into Cotton Kingdom. This dissertation tells a different story. Contrary to officials’ hopes, thousands of indigenous Southerners remained. This dissertation provides the first account of non-removal as a massive cross-regional phenomenon which affected not only...

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History
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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