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Breakaway Americas : the unmanifest future of the Jacksonian United States / Thomas Richards, Jr.

Author/creator Richards, Thomas, Jr., 1983- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxix, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents The Texas moment -- Perfecting America in Canada -- Mormon Zion and the quest for an American theocracy -- The Cherokee Nation and the quest for a native republic -- The seigneurial Republic of California -- The White Yeoman's Republic of Oregon -- The end of the Texas moment -- Epilogue: The splintering and reemergence of the Texas moment.
Abstract "The author examines six attempts by groups of nineteenth-century Americans to escape, rather than extend, the borders of the United States. Although their goals and methods varied, these six groups -- 'patriots' who attempted to overthrow British rule in Canada, post-removal Cherokees in the Indian Territory, Mormons in the Salt Lake Valley, Anglo-American overland immigrants in both Mexican California and Oregon, and Anglo-Americans in Texas -- had a common mind-set: they were not expansionists and did not believe in manifest destiny. They hoped instead to form new, independent republics based on the 'American values' that they felt were no longer being upheld in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
General note"Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019023256
ISBN9781421437132 hardcover
ISBN1421437139 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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