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Cultivating RaceThe Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860$
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Watson Jennison

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134260

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134260.001.0001

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The Trans-Oconee Republic, 1794

The Trans-Oconee Republic, 1794

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(p.89) 3 The Trans-Oconee Republic, 1794
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Cultivating Race
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Watson W. Jennison

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134260.003.0004

This chapter examines the Trans-Oconee Republic, an embryonic nation established on Creek land just beyond Georgia's established western border by frontiersmen who had battled Tories and their Indian allies during the war of independence. Disillusioned by the turn of events following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the subsequent intervention of the federal authorities in their relations with the neighboring Indians, backcountry settlers, white and also possibly black, created a republic that fulfilled their visions of the American Revolution.

Keywords:   war of independence, Trans-Oconee Republic, backcountry settlers, Tories, Creek Indians, U.S. constitution

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