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Jacksonland: A Great American Land Grab

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Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi

PENGUIN PRESS

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Copyright © 2015 by Steve Inskeep

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Interior map illustrations
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ISBN 978-1-101-61777-9

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To Carolee, Ava, and Ana

Those who profess inviolable truthfulness must speak of all without partiality and without hatred.

Tacitus

CONTENTS

Also by Steve Inskeep

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Epigraph

Maps

Prologue: The Indian Map and the White Man’s Map

PART ONE

Horseshoe, 1814

One
: Every Thing Is to Be Feared

Two
: Urge On All Those Cherokees

Three
: Stamping His Foot for War

Four
: It Was Dark Before We Finished Killing Them

PART TWO

Origins, 1767–1814

Five
: Send a Few Late Newspapers by the Bearer

Six
: I Am Fond of Hearing That There Is a Peace

Seven
: Every Thing That Was Dear to Me

PART THREE

Old Hickory, 1815–1818

Eight
: Address Their Fears and Indulge Their Avarice 7

Nine
: Men of Cultivated Understandings

Ten
: Let Me See You as I Pass

PART FOUR

Young Prince, 1820–1828

Eleven
: This Unexpected Weapon of Defence

Twelve
: Ominous of Other Events

Thirteen
: The Taverns Were Unknown to Us

Interlude: Hero’s Progress, 1824–1825

Fourteen
: Liberty, Equality, and True Social Order

Fifteen
: Clay Is Politically Damd

Sixteen
: We Wish to Know Whether You Could Protect Us

PART FIVE

Inaugurations, 1828–1829

Seventeen
: We Are Politically Your Friends and Brethren

Eighteen
: This Is a Straight and Good Talk

Nineteen
: The Blazing Light of the Nineteenth Century

PART SIX

State of the Union, 1829–1830

Twenty
: They Have Been Led to Look Upon Us as Unjust

Twenty-one
: The Expediency of Setting Fire

Twenty-two
: Sway the Empire of Affection

PART SEVEN

Checks and Balances, 1830–1832

Twenty-three
: Legislative

Twenty-four
: Judicial

Twenty-five
: Executive

PART EIGHT

Democracy in America, 1833–1835

Twenty-six
: The Purest Love of Formalities

Twenty-seven
: I Have the Right to Address You

Twenty-eight
: We Are Yet Your Friends

Twenty-nine
: Should They Be Satisfied with the Character of That Country

PART NINE

Tears, 1835–1838

Thirty
: Five Millions of Dollars

Thirty-one
: The War Department Does Not Understand These People

Thirty-two
: Perchance, You May Have Heard That the Cherokees Are in Trouble

Thirty-three
: The Thunder Often Sounding in the Distance

Epilogue

Photographs

Sources and Acknowledgments

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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