Chapter

From Province to Territory

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125770
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135434 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0002
From Province to Territory

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This chapter discusses the transition of the Natchez District from a Spanish province to a territory of the United States government. It describes the lives of the settlers while under the rule of the Spanish. It describes the aftermath of the Spanish rule as having left a legacy of bitterness and discord and being responsible for the separation of the ruling class of landholders into two hostile camps. When the Natchez District was turned over to the United States government, it was given its own local government system.

Keywords: Natchez District; province; territory; Spanish rule; ruling class; landholders; local government system

Chapter.  7690 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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