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Welcome to Mississippi History Now, the award-winning electronic publication that offers a wide variety of essays on the history of Mississippi, covering the periods from prehistory through the 20th century. Launched in 2000, Mississippi History Now has appeal for the history lover, the student, and for the general reader with a lively curiosity. History teachers will welcome the lesson plans that accompany each essay.

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The Clinton Riot of 1875: From Riot to Massacre

by Melissa Janczewski Jones

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While this incident became more commonly known as the “Clinton Riot,” newspaper reporters and other eyewitnesses often referred to it as the “Clinton Massacre.” The purpose of this article is to bring greater awareness to this little known, but terribly important event in Mississippi history.

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Mission Churches and Multi-Ethnicity on the Mississippi Frontier: T. C. Stuart and Presbyterian Missionary Activity Among the Chickasaw, 1820-1837

by Otis W. Pickett

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What is fascinating about Christian church history in Mississippi is that white missionaries, as well as Choctaw, Chickasaw, and African peoples all worshipped together in the same churches for the first thirty years of the nineteenth century.

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