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Clash Of Extremes

Author : Marc Egnal
ISBN : 1429943890
Genre : History
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Clash of Extremes takes on the reigning orthodoxy that the American Civil War was waged over high moral principles. Marc Egnal contends that economics, more than any other factor, moved the country to war in 1861. Drawing on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, Egnal shows that between 1820 and 1850, patterns of trade and production drew the North and South together and allowed sectional leaders to broker a series of compromises. After midcentury, however, all that changed as the rise of the Great Lakes economy reoriented Northern trade along east-west lines. Meanwhile, in the South, soil exhaustion, concerns about the country's westward expansion, and growing ties between the Upper South and the free states led many cotton planters to contemplate secession. The war that ensued was truly a "clash of extremes." Sweeping from the 1820s through Reconstruction and filled with colorful portraits of leading individuals, Clash of Extremes emphasizes economics while giving careful consideration to social conflicts, ideology, and the rise of the antislavery movement. The result is a bold reinterpretation that will challenge the way we think about the Civil War.

Making Mark Twain Work In The Classroom

Author : James S. Leonard
ISBN : 0822322978
Genre : Education
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How does one teach Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, a book as controversial as it is central to the American literary canon? This collection of essays edited by James S. Leonard offers practical classroom methods for instructors dealing with the racism, the casual violence, and the role of women, as well as with structural and thematic discrepancies in the works of MarkTwain. Addressing slavery and race, gender, class, religion, language and ebonics, Americanism, hoax, and textual issues of interest to instructors and their students, the contributors offer guidance derived from their own demographically diverse classroom experiences. By placing Twain's work within the context of nineteenth-century American literature and culture, Making Mark Twain Work in the Classroom will interest all instructors of American literature. It will also provoke debate among Americanists and those concerned with issues of race, class, and gender as they are represented in literature. Contributors. Joseph A. Alvarez, Lawrence I. Berkove, Anthony J. Berret, S.J., Wesley Britton, Louis J. Budd, James E. Caron, Everett Carter, Jocelyn Chadwick-Joshua, Pascal Covici Jr., Beverly R. David, Victor Doyno, Dennis W. Eddings, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, S. D. Kapoor, Michael J. Kiskis, James S. Leonard, Victoria Thorpe Miller, Stan Poole, Tom Reigstad, David E. E. Sloane, David Tomlinson

Sfwa Bulletin

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ISBN : PSU:000060151988
Genre : Science fiction, American
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Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

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ISBN : UOM:39015085501933
Genre : Paperbacks
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West Africa

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ISBN : IND:30000117848709
Genre : Africa, West
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Fantasy Newsletter

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008106754
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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Kimota

Author : George Khoury
ISBN : 189390511X
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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The Publishers Trade List Annual

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ISBN : UOM:39015084436461
Genre : American literature
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Books Ireland

Author : Institute of Public Administration (Ireland)
ISBN : 1872002021
Genre : Publishers and publishing
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