The Threshold of Manifest Destiny

Among the many contentious frontier zones in nineteenth-century North America, Florida was an early and important borderland where the United States worked out how it would colonize new territories.

The Threshold of Manifest Destiny
Gender and National Expansion in Florida

Laurel Clark Shire

2016 | 288 pages | Cloth $49.95
American History | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

Note on Terminology

Introduction. Expansionist Domesticity and Settler Colonialism in Florida

PART I. SLAVERY, INDIAN REMOVAL, AND EXPANSIONIST DOMESTICITY
Chapter 1. Property, Settlement, and Slavery
Chapter 2. Innocent Victims of a "Savage" War
Chapter 3. Seminole Resistance

PART II. GENDER AND PROSETTLER Policy
Chapter 4. Turning Sufferers into Settlers
Chapter 5. Gender and Settler Colonialism

Conclusion. The Garden and the Spear

Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments