Transformation of a 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:
Transformation of a Territory

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This chapter discusses the transformation of the Mississippi Territory from being a boorish community to a mature society. It describes the new Natchez District and Washington: Natchez as a commercial and agricultural center and Washington as the home of the territory's social center. These two towns were considered the most important in the territory, although a number of villages are also discussed in this chapter. It also looks at the different societal factors of the territory, including education, land ownership, and politics.

Keywords: transformation; Mississippi Territory; Natchez District; Washington; social center; commercial center; agricultural center; societal factors

Chapter.  5741 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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