The Devil's Backbone: Race, Space, and Nation-Building on the Natchez Trace

Menck, Mary.

Abstract: Beginning in Nashville, Tennessee and terminating 444 miles south in Natchez, Mississippi, the Natchez Trace began its existence as a Choctaw and Chickasaw footpath. As white settlers poured into modern-day Mississippi in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the United States sought inroads into these vital American Indian lands for new settlements, mail routes, and other aspects of "... read more

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