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Author : John E. Ellzey
ISBN : 9781467111621
Genre : History
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With a diverse past, from Native American tribes to the first European explorers and settlers to the present day, Yazoo has always been intriguing. French explorers first named the river that flows through the area the River of the Yazous after the Yazoo Indian tribe, and the county and city were later named for the river. Yazoo County, established in 1823, is the largest county in Mississippi, situated in the west-central part of the state in the fertile valley formed by the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. After its organization, Yazoo County was rapidly settled by pioneers from other parts of Mississippi and from the Carolinas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Mystery Train

Author : Greil Marcus
ISBN : 9780698166684
Genre : Music
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In 1975, Greil Marcus’s Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock ’n’ roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture. Looking at recordings by six key artists—Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank, Randy Newman, the Band, Sly Stone, and Elvis Presley—Marcus offers a complex and unprecedented analysis of the relationship between rock ‘n’ roll and American culture. In this latest edition, Marcus provides an extensively updated and rewritten Note and Discographies section, exploring the recordings’ evolution and continuing impact.

Pursuing The American Dream

Author : Kenneth S. Knodt
ISBN : PSU:000017755597
Genre : College readers
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Black Gibbs Mitchell Giles Ancestors Of Yazoo County

Author : Sammie Giles Jr.
ISBN : 9781493177431
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book is about local history of families in an approximately 300-square-mile region of Yazoo County in central Mississippi from 1865 to 1965. It sketches the lives of these African Americans in a violent environment. It transcribes the 1865-66 plantation census of the county. It identifies relatives who fought in the Civil War, and points out the betrayal of Southern United States Colored Troops by Reconstruction presidents. It discusses survival skills, and compares life spans of two generations. Addressing unpleasantness it fills gaps left by oral family history.

The Fight For The Yazoo August 1862 July 1864

Author : Myron J. Smith, Jr.
ISBN : 9780786491100
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Following the loss of the CSS Arkansas in early August 1862, Union and Confederate eyes turned to the Yazoo River, which formed the developing northern flank for the South’s fortress at Vicksburg, Mississippi. For much of the next year, Federal efforts to capture the citadel focused on possession of that stream. Huge battles and mighty expeditions were launched (Chickasaw Bayou, Yazoo Pass, Steele’s Bayou) from that direction, but the city, guarded by stout defenses, swamps, and motivated defenders, could not be turned. Finally, Union troops ran down the Mississippi and came up from the south and the river defenses and the bastion itself were taken from the east. From July 1863 to August 1864, sporadic Confederate resistance necessitated continued Federal attention. This book recounts the whole story.


Author : Gordon A. Cotton
ISBN : 9781439629437
Genre : Photography
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Vicksburg, situated on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, has played an important role in the state’s history, from its heroic participation in the War Between the States to its continued contributions to Mississippi’s churches, architecture, cotton farming, and industrial markets. Today a modern city, Vicksburg still embraces its Southern charm with its shady, tree-lined brick streets, well-kept historic buildings, and beautiful plantation homes. In this volume of over 200 images, you will experience Vicksburg as never before, viewing this fascinating river town throughout its years of growth and progress. Within these pages, the reader can trace the evolution of the scattered farms that evolved into plantations and the small trading posts that became successful mercantile establishments. Vicksburg brings to life many of the old ways: scenes of Catfish Row, where steamboats docked and laughter emanated from the waterfront shanties; images of famous actors who gave routine performances in the elegant Walnut Street Opera House; snapshots capturing the excitement of outdoor baptisms, parades, and political rallies; magnificent scenes of the Old Court House, the proud symbol of Vicksburg for over a century; and pictures and portraits of the soldiers, merchants, government officials, and everyday citizens who have called Vicksburg home.

America History And Life

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105018835749
Genre : Canada
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Washington County Mississippi

Author : Russell S. Hall
ISBN : 0738506559
Genre : History
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Washington County, located on the Mississippi River in the heart of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, is the culture that cotton built. Founded by hearty pioneers willing to risk even their lives for the unexcelled wealth that the "white gold" of cotton promised, the county was literally carved out of a swampy, cane-covered wilderness where the brave were as likely to reap an early grave as elaborate grandeur. This collection of more than two hundred photographs from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth depicts the unique and pervasive dichotomies that the struggle to weave the "Cotton Kingdom" produced, especially the twin threads of prosperity and poverty. Here men struck it rich in an unprecedented short time, but here they lost it just as quickly. While high cotton bought white men opulent homes and the leisure to produce literary classics, simultaneously it bought the black man little more than a shotgun shack and the pain that birthed the blues. Witness the challenges presented to the mule by the machine and to the isolation of the county's way of life by international war and the infusion of industry. Despite the divisions, this collection also illustrates the common, commendable effort by the citizens of one American county in the South to clear their land, cultivate their fields, build their homes, pave their streets, construct their highways, lay their railroads, and protect it all from flood, fever, and fire with an unfaltering faith in the future.

Clarksdale And Coahoma County

Author : Judith Coleman Flowers
ISBN : 9781439655030
Genre : Photography
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Settlers came to Clarksdale and Coahoma County with dreams of owning land and building a future. Some bought small plots to build a cabin and carve out a living, while others amassed large acreages of the most fertile soil in the world. They found nearly impenetrable forests and cane breaks and were confronted with unbearable hardships as they attempted to tame the land. With perseverance and the labor of African Americans using oxen, mules, and crude tools, Coahoma County made Clarksdale the “Golden Buckle on the Cotton Belt.” From this labor a phenomenon has enveloped the city, and the preservation of the heritage and traditions of Delta blues has made Clarksdale an international destination for those searching for the authentic roots of blues music.

Uss Cairo

Author : Elizabeth Hoxie Joyner
ISBN : 9781467115216
Genre : History
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Armed with a simple pocket compass, a small boat, and an intense desire to find the USS Cairo, three men--Edwin C. Bearss, Warren Grabau, and Max Don Jacks--set out on the Yazoo River on a cool autumn afternoon in 1956 to locate the Civil War gunboat. What they found was the discovery of a lifetime. Images of Modern America: USS Cairo features a photographic account of the discovery, raising, restoration, and preservation efforts surrounding the Cairo. One can sense the excitement and awe felt by people who witnessed the raising. Today, people from all over the world are drawn to visit this Civil War time capsule now in permanent dry dock at Vicksburg National Military Park, where commemorative events have occurred since 1980; this collection highlights a variety of these events.

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