Slaves and Slaveholders in the Choctaw Nation: 1830-1866 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Slaves and Slaveholders in the Choctaw Nation: 1830-1866

Creator

  • Author: Fortney, Jeffrey L., Jr.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Haglen, D. Harland
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Campbell, Randolph B., 1940-
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Smith, F. Todd
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2009-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Racial slavery was a critical element in the cultural development of the Choctaws and was a derivative of the peculiar institution in southern states. The idea of genial and hospitable slave owners can no more be conclusively demonstrated for the Choctaws than for the antebellum South. The participation of Choctaws in the Civil War and formal alliance with the Confederacy was dominantly influenced by the slaveholding and a connection with southern identity, but was also influenced by financial concerns and an inability to remain neutral than a protection of the peculiar institution. Had the Civil War not taken place, the rate of Choctaw slave ownership possibly would have reached the level of southern states and the Choctaws would be considered part of the South.

Subject

  • Keyword: Choctaw
  • Keyword: slavery
  • Keyword: slaveholding
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Indian slaveholders -- Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Indian slaveholders -- Choctaw Nation.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Slavery -- Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma -- 19th century.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Slavery -- Choctaw Nation -- 19th century.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Choctaw Indians -- Social conditions.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: African Americans -- History -- 19th century.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Fortney, Jeffrey L., Jr.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 663898004
  • UNT Catalog No.: b3856040
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc28371

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: History
  • Academic Department: Department of History
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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