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The Outlaw Years: The History of the Land Pirates of the Natchez Trace

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The Natchez Trace is remarkable in American history for the legends and tales surrounding it. During the first half of the nineteenth century, travelers--traders, settlers, andthe occasional war party or fugitive from justice--followed its course from the Appalachians to the lower Mississippi, from Knoxville to Natchez.In this vibrant and energetic account, the author has ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1974)
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Walt
Apr 27, 2015 Walt rated it really liked it
There are many books available on the topic of the highwaymen and robbers along the colonial waterways and overland gaps. Even modern books on the subject regurgitate the same stories and information. Rarely are facts checked, referenced, or conflicting accounts analyzed. Coates, writing in about 1930, made an impressive study on the famous highwaymen and robbers of the 1780s-1810s.

The era was a time of rapid expansion westwards towards the Mississippi River and Louisiana, Franco-Spanish territo
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Steve
Feb 05, 2011 Steve rated it liked it
The terrible Harpes, and others. Stone cold killers on the early frontier. These guys would of freaked out Manson.
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Oct 21, 2010 Craig Anderson rated it it was ok
Shelves: history
This is one I could not get into
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