An “Insidious Junto”

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:
An “Insidious Junto”

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This chapter discusses the tensions between the residents of the Natchez District and the residents of the “Bigbee” District during the acquisition of Louisiana into the Mississippi Territory. While those in Natchez were able to enjoy the cotton boom, those in Bigbee were unable to enjoy either long-term benefits or immediate relief. This discussion looks at the differences between these two districts and the problems encountered by the residents of the Bigbee District during the administration of Winthrop Sargent and William Claiborne.

Keywords: tensions; Natchez District; Bigbee District; Louisiana; Mississippi Territory; cotton boom; benefits

Chapter.  4691 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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