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The State Of Jones

Author : Sally Jenkins
ISBN : 9780385530323
Genre : History
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New York Times bestselling author Sally Jenkins and distinguished Harvard professor John Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this surprising account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy. The State of Jones is a true story about the South during the Civil War—the real South. Not the South that has been mythologized in novels and movies, but an authentic, hardscrabble place where poor men were forced to fight a rich man’s war for slavery and cotton. In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight’s life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South—and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union. This riveting investigative account takes us inside the battle of Corinth, where thousands lost their lives over less than a quarter mile of land, and to the dreadful siege of Vicksburg, presenting a gritty picture of a war in which generals sacrificed thousands through their arrogance and ignorance. Off the battlefield, the Newton Knight story is rich in drama as well. He was a man with two loves: his wife, who was forced to flee her home simply to survive, and an ex-slave named Rachel, who, in effect, became his second wife. It was Rachel who cared for Knight during the war when he was hunted by the Confederates, and, later, when members of the Knight clan sought revenge for the disgrace he had brought upon the family name. Working hand in hand with John Stauffer, distinguished chair and professor of the History of American Civilization at Harvard University, Sally Jenkins has made the leap from preeminent sportswriter to a historical writer endowed with the accuracy, drive, and passion of Doris Kearns Goodwin. The result is Civil War history at its finest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Of Times And Race

Author : Michael B. Ballard
ISBN : 9781617036392
Genre : History
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Of Times and Race contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era through the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans' struggle to grasp freedom, respect, assimilation, and basic rights of American citizens. Essays include Mark R. Cheathem's look at Andrew Jackson Donelson's struggle to keep his plantations operating within the ever-growing debate over slavery in mid-nineteenth century America. Thomas D. Cockrell examines Southern Unionism during the Civil War and wrestles with the difficulty of finding hard evidence due to sparse sources. Stephen S. Michot examines issues of race in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and finds that blacks involved themselves in both armies, curiously clouding issues of slavery and freedom. Michael B. Ballard delves into how Mississippi slaves and Union soldiers interacted during the Vicksburg campaign. Union treatment of freedmen and of U. S. colored troops demonstrated that blacks escaping slavery were not always welcomed. Horace Nash finds that sports, especially boxing, played a fascinating role in blending black and white relations in the West during the early twentieth century. Timothy Smith explores the roles of African Americans who participated in the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the creation of the Shiloh National Military Park. James Scott Humphreys analyzes the efforts of two twentieth-century historians who wished to debunk the old, racist views of Reconstruction known as the Dunning school of interpretation. Edna Green Medford provides a concluding essay that ties together the essays in the book and addresses the larger themes running throughout the text.

Lincoln And The Power Of The Press

Author : Harold Holzer
ISBN : 9781439192719
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines Abraham Lincoln's relationship with the press, arguing that he used such intimidation and manipulation techniques as closing down dissenting newspapers, pampering favoring newspaper men, and physically moving official telegraph lines.

The Myth Of The Lost Cause

Author : Edward H. Bonekemper
ISBN : 9781621574736
Genre : History
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A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

A Mini Confederacy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105036859135
Genre : Jones County (Miss.)
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The Literary Digest

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ISBN : MINN:31951001900112V
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The Literary Digest

Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler
ISBN : PSU:000020208929
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Guerrillas Unionists And Violence On The Confederate Home Front

Author : Daniel E. Sutherland
ISBN : UOM:39015047590784
Genre : Business & Economics
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In 11 essays, Civil War scholars throw light on war violence that happened far from the battlefields of the South, often between members of the same family or community. Among the topics are guerrilla war and extralegal violence in a north Georgia community, east Tennessee unionists during the war and Reconstruction, and the limits of dissent and loyalty in Texas.

Negro Digest

Author : John Harold Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015012846054
Genre : African Americans
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American Anti War Movements

Author : Joseph Robert Conlin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033998142
Genre : Pacifism
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