Nineteenth-century U.S. political and environmental history
William J. Cronon
"Of Squatters and Statesmen: The Chocchuma Land Sale and the Nature of Jacksonian Democracy"
Working Dissertation Title:
"Dangerous Ground: Squatters, Statesmen, and the Rupture of American Democracy, 1830-1860"
Public lands; antebellum political culture; American West; borderlands