Yazoo Land Fraud in Primary sources

C.H. Warren Illustration of the Burning of the Yazoo Act, MS 1675.

Scandal, corruption, and political intrigue—no, this is not another blog post about the 2016 presidential election. The scandal under discussion in this blog dates back to the 1780s and 1790s. The Yazoo Land Fraud centered around the issue of what Georgia should do with its vast western territories which spanned most of modern-day Alabama and…