The Confederation Congress and the Creation of the American Trans-Appalachian Settlement Policy: 1783-1787

The Confederation Congress and the Creation of the American Trans-Appalachian Settlement Policy: 1783-1787

By: Michael Allen (author)Hardback

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In 1783, immediately following the Revolutionary War, thousands of American pioneers began to settle in the Trans-Appalachian West. Between 1783 and 1787, the Confederation Congress passed numerous laws to govern certain activities. This study of the creation of the first American western policy forms a microcosm through which to view the ongoing course of the American Revolution.

About Author

Michael Allen is Professor of History at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Contents

List of Charts, Illustrations, and Maps; Preface by Dwight Smith and Ray Swick; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Beyond the Endless Mountains; 2. Creation of the National Domain: The Virginia Cessation and the Ordinance of 1784; 3. Indian Policy; 4. Land Policy and Sales; 5. The Jay-Gardoqui Negotiations and Mississippi River Debate; 6. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787; 7. The Reluctant Expansionists; Epilog: The Federalists and the West, 1789-1803; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773458154
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9780773458154
  • ISBN10: 0773458158

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