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The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents

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The Cherokee Removal of 18381839 unfolded against a complex backdrop of competing ideologies, self-interest, party politics, altruism, and ambition. Using documents that convey Cherokee voices, government policy, and white citizens' views, Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green present a multifaceted account of this complicated moment in American history. The second edition of this successful, class-tested volume contains four new sources, including the Cherokee Constitution of 1827 and a modern Cherokee's perspective on the removal. The introduction provides students with succinct historical background. Document headnotes contextualize the selections and draw attention to historical methodology. To aid students' investigation of this compelling topic, suggestions for further reading, photographs, and a chronology of the Cherokee removal are also included.

Author Biography

Michael D. Green is Professor of History and American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his field of research is the history of the Creeks.

Table of Contents

Introduction : the Cherokees and U. S. Indian policyp. 1
Cherokee "civilization"p. 25
Georgia policyp. 71
United States policyp. 101
The Cherokee debatep. 129
The Trail of Tearsp. 167
Chronology of the Cherokee removal (c. 1700-2003)p. 187
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