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Indians in the Family

Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674737556

Publication Date: 06/01/2017


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 halftones, 4 maps


  • Introduction: Unusual Sympathies
  • 1. Adopting Indians into the Early U.S. Republic
  • 2. American Indians and the Post-Revolutionary Era
  • 3. Domestic Fronts on the Eve of 1812
  • 4. A Choctaw Mother in Slave Country
  • 5. Adoption in Andrew Jackson’s Empire
  • 6. Defending “Civilization”
  • 7. Adoption and Diplomacy
  • 8. Choctaw Schooling
  • 9. Adoption and the Politics of Indian Removal
  • Epilogue: The Limits of Sympathy
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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