Holmes Sweet Holmes

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:
Holmes Sweet Holmes

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This chapter discusses in detail the administration of David Holmes, the fourth and last governor of the Mississippi Territory. Holmes displayed a political style that was perfectly suited to governing a frontier community where politics was rooted in personalities rather than principles. It also looks at Holmes' response to the three major crises, including the Creek War.

Keywords: David Holmes; Mississippi Territory; politics; frontier community; Creek War

Chapter.  6901 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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