Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion

Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion

by Dawn Peterson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674737556
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,240,686
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dawn Peterson is Assistant Professor of History at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Unusual Sympathies 1

1 Adopting Indians into the Early U.S. Republic 10

2 American Indians and the Post-Revolutionary Era 43

3 Domestic Fronts on the Eve of 1812 81

4 A Choctaw Mother in Slave Country 107

5 Adoption in Andrew Jackson's Empire 139

6 Defending "Civilization' 173

7 Adoption and Diplomacy 208

8 Choctaw Schooling 234

9 Adoption and the Politics of Indian Removal 272

Epilogue: The Limits of Sympathy 303

Appendix 315

Notes 317

Acknowledgments 401

Index 407

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