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The Glasgow Land Fraud and the Emergence of Andrew Jackson, 1783-1803

Farr, Jason
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Farr, Jason
Advisor
Onuf, Peter
Abstract
This thesis details an extensive but not uncommon land fraud scheme that was discovered by Andrew Jackson in the years just after Tennessee’s admission to the Union in 1796. Jackson’s emergence on the Tennessee political scene began as a Nashville judge when he exposed a scheme in which bounty grants for North Carolina’s revolutionary war veterans were being forged for residents around Nashville by land agents working for North Carolina Secretary of State, James Glasgow. Jackson’s exposure challenged many of Tennessee’s leading men, such as former state of Franklin and Tennessee governor, John Sevier. Jackson’s exposure of the the Glasgow Land Fraud helped facilitate his rise to power and thus - as some might say - the origins of America’s democratic tradition.
Language
English
Date Received
20161103
Published
University of Virginia, Department of History, MA (Master of Arts), 2016
Published Date
2016-11-30
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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