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The Half Breed Tracts in Early National America

Changing Concepts of Land and Place

Authors: Ress, David

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  • Explores nineteenth-century ideas about land tenure, property and citizenship through the history of reservations set aside for the children of Native American women and white men
  • Sheds light on an understudied episode in the history of US land policy
  • Appeals to scholars and students of nineteenth-century American history, US land policy, Native American studies, settler colonialism, and the history of ideas of rights and property
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In 1824 and 1830, over one hundred thousand acres across Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska were set aside as a home for descendants of Native American women and white traders and trappers. The treaties that established these so-called Half Breed Tracts left undefined exactly who held claim to the land, and by the end of the 1850s, settlers and speculators had appropriated virtually every acre for themselves. But in an era of ravenous westward expansion, why did the process of dispossession require three decades of debate and legal maneuvering? As David Ress argues, the fate of the Half Breed Tracts complicates longstanding ideas about land tenure and community in early national America.

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David Ress is a journalist and honorary research associate at the University of New England, Australia. He is the author of Municipal Accountability in the American Age of Reform (Palgrave, 2018) and Governor Edward Coles and the Vote to Forbid Slavery in Illinois, 1823–1824 (2006).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31467-5
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Hardcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-31466-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Half Breed Tracts in Early National America
Book Subtitle
Changing Concepts of Land and Place
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31467-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31467-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31466-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 130
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