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The College Of William And Mary In The Civil War

Author : Sean M. Heuvel
ISBN : 9780786473090
Genre : Education
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"This book explores in-depth the Civil War service of the College's students, faculty, and alumni, ranging from little-known individuals to historically prominent figures, this study commemorates The College of William and Mary's many contributions to the Civil War along with its role in shaping pre- and post-war higher education in the South"--

From Student To Warrior

Author : Wilford Kale
ISBN : 0979968437
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This is an encompassing history from 1699 to present day, including battles on/near campus as well as the campus's reaction to wars and the advent of ROTC

A People At War

Author : Scott Reynolds Nelson
ISBN : 0199725977
Genre : History
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Claiming more than 600,000 lives, the American Civil War had a devastating impact on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians, even as it brought freedom to millions. This book shows how average Americans coped with despair as well as hope during this vast upheaval. A People at War brings to life the full humanity of the war's participants, from women behind their plows to their husbands in army camps; from refugees from slavery to their former masters; from Mayflower descendants to freshly recruited Irish sailors. We discover how people confronted their own feelings about the war itself, and how they coped with emotional challenges (uncertainty, exhaustion, fear, guilt, betrayal, grief) as well as physical ones (displacement, poverty, illness, disfigurement). The book explores the violence beyond the battlefield, illuminating the sharp-edged conflicts of neighbor against neighbor, whether in guerilla warfare or urban riots. The authors travel as far west as China and as far east as Europe, taking us inside soldiers' tents, prisoner-of-war camps, plantations, tenements, churches, Indian reservations, and even the cargo holds of ships. They stress the war years, but also cast an eye at the tumultuous decades that preceded and followed the battlefield confrontations. An engrossing account of ordinary people caught up in life-shattering circumstances, A People at War captures how the Civil War rocked the lives of rich and poor, black and white, parents and children--and how all these Americans pushed generals and presidents to make the conflict a people's war.

Israel On The Appomattox

Author : Melvin Patrick Ely
ISBN : 9780307773425
Genre : History
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WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZEA New York Times Book Review and Atlantic Monthly Editors' ChoiceThomas Jefferson denied that whites and freed blacks could live together in harmony. His cousin, Richard Randolph, not only disagreed, but made it possible for ninety African Americans to prove Jefferson wrong. Israel on the Appomattox tells the story of these liberated blacks and the community they formed, called Israel Hill, in Prince Edward County, Virginia. There, ex-slaves established farms, navigated the Appomattox River, and became entrepreneurs. Free blacks and whites did business with one another, sued each other, worked side by side for equal wages, joined forces to found a Baptist congregation, moved west together, and occasionally settled down as man and wife. Slavery cast its grim shadow, even over the lives of the free, yet on Israel Hill we discover a moving story of hardship and hope that defies our expectations of the Old South. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Union In Peril

Author : Howard Jones
ISBN : 9780807873977
Genre : History
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Jones studies the crisis in Anglo-American relations during the Civil War and its impact on the South's attempt to win foreign support during the crucial years of 1861 and 1862. He argues that the central issue was the possibility that Britain would grant diplomatic recognition to the Confederacy, a move that would have legitimized secession and undermined the Constitution. Originally published in 1992. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The College Of William And Mary A Contribution To The History Of Higher Education

Author : Herbert Baxter Adams
ISBN : UOM:39015024228366
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The Artificial River

Author : Carol Sheriff
ISBN : 0809016052
Genre : History
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With innovative archival research, Sheriff documents the social and cultural responses of men, women, and children - farmers, businessmen, government officials, tourists, workers - to the Erie Canal and the progress it represented. For them, progress meant taking an active role in realizing a divinely sanctioned movement toward the perfectability of the natural and human worlds. This conception of progress would play a central role in defining Northern sectional identity in the decades leading to the Civil War.

Williamsburg Virginia

Author : Robert P. Maccubbin
ISBN : UOM:39015049532271
Genre : History
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The first comprehensive history of Williamsburg, Virginia, this handsome volume instantly becomes the standard reference on more than three hundred years of the city's fascinating history. Founded as the capital of Virginia in 1699 and named in honor of King William III (1650-1702), Williamsburg has seen the birth of the American republic, the growth of the College of William and Mary, which educated five presidents, the founding of the first mental hospital in America, occupation in the Revolution and the Civil War, post-Civil War reconstruction, suburbanization, and the twentieth-century restoration of the historic area. Edited by Robert P. Maccubbin amd Martha Hamilton-Phillips, this book documents Williamsburg's history in chronological and thematic chapters enhanced by 378 maps, drawings, and photographs, including color illustrations and rare materials from family archives. From the Anglo-Powhatan war and Bacon's Rebellion, through Williamsburg's struggles during and after the Civil War, to the city's role in two world wars and its remarkable growth in the second half of the twentieth century, the twenty-five contributors cover all three centuries of Williamsburg's history, documenting the diverse cast of characters that has met the city's historical challenges.

Terror In The Heart Of Freedom

Author : Hannah Rosén
ISBN : 9780807832028
Genre : History
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Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Ethnic Politics And State Power In Africa

Author : Philip Roessler
ISBN : 9781107176072
Genre : Political Science
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This book models the trade-off that rulers of weak, ethnically-divided states face between coups and civil war. Drawing evidence from extensive field research in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo combined with statistical analysis of most African countries, it develops a framework to understand the causes of state failure.

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