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The color of the land : race, nation, and the politics of landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929

Author: David A Chang
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combines the histories of Oklahoma's Creek Indians, African Americans, and whites into one story that explores the way races and nations were made and remade in conflicts over who would own land, who  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Chang
ISBN: 9780807833650 0807833657 9780807871065 0807871060 9780807895764 0807895768
OCLC Number: 424454927
Description: [xiii], 293 pages : illustrations, maps, photographs ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Oklahoma as America --
Owning and being owned : property, slavery, and Creek nationhood to 1865 --
An equal interest in the soil : small-scale farming and the work of nationhood, 1866-1889 --
Raw country and Jeffersonian dreams : the racial politics of allotment --
Policy and the making of landlords and tenants : allotment, landlessness, and Creek politics, 1906-1920s --
We were Negroes then : political programs, landownership, and Black racial coalescence, 1904-1916 --
The battle for whiteness : making whites in a white man's country, 1916-1924 --
Epilogue : Newtown : unsettling Oklahoma, unsettling America.
Other Titles: Race, nation, and the politics of landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929
Responsibility: David A. Chang.

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