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The Devil's Backbone: The Story of the Natchez Trace

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With a history as dark and bloody as any in our nation, the Natchez Trace has always been more than just a thoroughfare. Growing out of a need for a return route for flatboats that floated down the Mississippi, the Trace winds up from Natchez, Mississippi, through Alabama and ends in Nashville, Tennessee. From the start, the Natchez Trace was alive with rugged pioneers, politicians, ladies of fashion, settlers, soldiers, and robbers. You'll learn about the trail and the notable figures who traversed it, such as Aaron Burr, Andrew Jackson, George Washington, Daniel Boone, and Meriwether Lewis, whose death on the Trace is still a mystery. Leading all the way to Texas, the Natchez Trace was the road for troops going to the Battle of New Orleans, the path walked by the men who were to die at the Alamo, and an escape route for slaves. The Devil's Backbone is chock full of the ever-changing parade of travelers along the Natchez Trace. The author tells the story of the people who built America, crossing a wilderness to create a nation. Author Jonathan Daniels was a newspaper editor in Raleigh, North Carolina, a historian, a public servant, and an expert on the Old and New South. He wrote a number of other books and contributed to such magazines as Harper's andThe Saturday Evening Post .

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The Natchez Trace has as dark and bloody a history as any thoroughfare since the beginning of our nation. The whole dramatic story of the Natchez Trace in fascinating detail.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882894386
Author:
Daniels, Jonathan
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Location:
Gretna La. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Natchez trace
Subject:
Southern States History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Pelican ed.
Edition Description:
Pelican
Series:
[Pelican pouch series]
Publication Date:
19851231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
6.99x4.28x.59 in. .33 lbs.

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