9780312415990

The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312415990

  • ISBN 10:

    0312415990

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/18/2004
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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.

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