Civil War Legacies IV

14 Time-Honored Quilts for Reproduction Fabrics

Author: Carol Hopkins

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604689277

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Love fabrics inspired by the Civil War era? Save every scrap? Carol Hopkins applauds you--she saves every scrap too! In this fourth book from her "Civil War Legacies" series, you'll find a collection of small, spectacular quilts where every scrap you save can shine. Make a quilt honoring the Blue and Gray Trail; choose a stunning tribute to the woman who established the American Red Cross; stitch a sampler chock-full of charming Basket blocks. Along with 14 of Carol's exquisite designs to make step by step, you'll enjoy reading little-known facts about the Civil War and Carol's stories about how each stunning little quilt came to be.
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Vintage Legacies

Wrap Up in 14 Ageless Quilts for Reproduction Fabrics

Author: Carol Hopkins

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604689919

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Carol Hopkins, author of the best-selling Civil War Legacies series, is back with her sixth book, revealing a big twist--big quilts! You'll love learning how Carol uses her signature Civil War color palette in larger quilts, each more stunning than the next. Fourteen patterns ranging from lap-size to twin pay tribute to Southern belles, men's work shirts from the Civil War era, First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln, and more. Interesting tidbits about nineteenth-century life round out this gorgeous collection that will inspire you to think big!
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Themes of the American Civil War

The War Between the States

Author: Susan-Mary Grant,Brian Holden-Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135276595

Category: History

Page: 424

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Themes of the American Civil War offers a timely and useful guide to this vast topic for a new generation of students. The volume provides a broad-ranging assessment of the causes, complexities, and consequences of America’s most destructive conflict to date. The essays, written by top scholars in the field, and reworked for this new edition, explore how, and in what ways, differing interpretations of the war have arisen, and explains clearly why the American Civil War remains a subject of enduring interest. It includes chapters covering four broad areas, including The Political Front, The Military Front, The Race Front, and The Ideological Front. Additions to the second edition include a new introduction – added to the current introduction by James McPherson – a chapter on gender, as well as information on the remembrance of the war (historical memory). The addition of several maps, a timeline, and an appendix listing further reading, battlefield statistics, and battle/regiment/general names focuses the book squarely at undergraduates in both the US and abroad.
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Vicksburg's Long Shadow

The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance

Author: Christopher Waldrep

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742548688

Category: History

Page: 344

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During the hottest days of the summer of 1863, while the nation's attention was focused on a small town in Pennsylvania known as Gettysburg, another momentous battle was being fought along the banks of the Mississippi. In the longest single campaign of the war, the siege of Vicksburg left 19,000 dead and wounded on both sides, gave the Union Army control of the Mississippi, and left the Confederacy cut in half. In this highly-anticipated new work, Christopher Waldrep takes a fresh look at how the Vicksburg campaign was fought and remembered. He begins with a gripping account of the battle, deftly recounting the experiences of African-American troops fighting for the Union. Waldrep shows how as the scars of battle faded, the memory of the war was shaped both by the Northerners who controlled the battlefield and by the legacies of race and slavery that played out over the decades that followed.
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Lessons and Legacies IV

Reflections on Religion, Justice, Sexuality, and Genocide

Author: Larry V. Thompson,Theodore Zev Weiss

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810119900

Category: History

Page: 294

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Essays that illustrate new areas of concern within Holocaust study and that explore neglected issues such as gender and place.
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Star Wars. Wächter der Macht 8. Enthüllungen

Author: Karen Traviss

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641077915

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Wenn die Dunkelheit das Licht verdrängt, wird eine Heldin geboren Jacen Solo wollte seine Familie schützen und der Galaxis Frieden und Sicherheit bringen – doch stattdessen ist aus ihm ein Sith-Lord und tyrannischer Herrscher geworden. Doch seine Schwester Jaina glaubt eine Möglichkeit gefunden zu haben, wie sie ihn noch aufhalten könnte – auch wenn das bedeutet, sich mit einem alten Feind zu verbünden ...
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Star Wars. Wächter der Macht 4. Exil

Author: Aaron Allston

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641077397

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Eine neue, faszinierende Geschichte aus dem Star-Wars-Universum! Mit jedem Sieg, den er gegen die Rebellen von Corellia erringt, wird Jacen Solo einflussreicher – und die Bewunderung für ihn wächst. Er ist davon überzeugt, der Galaxis endlich Frieden zu bringen. Doch Luke Skywalker erscheint der Preis für diese Art von Frieden viel zu hoch. Und was ist, wenn im Hintergrund eine ganz andere Macht die Fäden zieht ...? Die Abenteuer um Luke Skywalker, Han Solo & Co. gehen in eine neue spektakuläre Runde!
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Star Wars. Wächter der Macht 3. Sturmfront

Author: Troy Denning

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641078423

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Der wahre Erbe Darth Vaders! Luke Skywalker wollte den Orden der Jedi-Ritter einen und dem Universum Frieden bringen. Doch nun hat sein eigener Neffe Jacen Solo die Kontrolle über die Neue Allianz an sich gerissen. Jacen ist davon überzeugt, dass er der Einzige ist, der die Galaxis retten kann, und nichts und niemand wird ihn aufhalten. Nun muss sich Luke entscheiden: Wird er den Tyrannen unterstützen – oder wird er gemeinsam mit den Rebellen die Galaktische Allianz, die er selbst mit aufgebaut hat, zu Fall bringen? Die Fortsetzung der neuen großen Star-Wars-Serie! Nach der Erfolgs-Saga „Das Erbe der Jedi-Ritter“ der neue große Mehrteiler im Star-Wars-Universum!
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Reading Swift

Papers from The Seventh Münster Symposium on Jonathan Swift

Author: Janika Bischof,Hermann J. Real,Kirsten Juhas

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846763977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 705

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This new volume of Reading Swift assembles 26 lectures delivered at the Seventh Münster Symposium on Jonathan Swift in June 2017, testifying to an extraordinary spectrum of research interests in the Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, and his works. Reading Swift follows the tried and tested format of its predecessors, grouping the essays in eight sections: biographical problems; bibliographical and canonical studies; political and religious as well as philosophical, economic, and social issues; poetry; Gulliver's Travels; and reception studies. The élan vital, which has been such a distinctive feature of Swift scholar-ship in the past thirty-five years, is continuing unabated.
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The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.
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Jews and the Civil War

A Reader

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna,Adam D. Mendelsohn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814708590

Category: History

Page: 445

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At least 8,000 Jewish soldiers fought for the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. A few served together in Jewish companies while most fought alongside Christian comrades. Yet even as they stood “shoulder-to-shoulder” on the front lines, they encountered unique challenges. In Jews and the Civil War, Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam Mendelsohn assemble for the first time the foremost scholarship on Jews and the Civil War, little known even to specialists in the field. These accessible and far-ranging essays from top scholars are grouped into seven thematic sections—Jews and Slavery, Jews and Abolition, Rabbis and the March to War, Jewish Soldiers during the Civil War, The Home Front, Jews as a Class, and Aftermath—each with an introduction by the editors. Together they reappraise the impact of the war on Jews in the North and the South, offering a rich and fascinating portrait of the experience of Jewish soldiers and civilians from the home front to the battle front.
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Combined Operations in the Civil War

Author: Rowena Reed

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803289437

Category: History

Page: 468

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In his introduction John D. Milligan considers Reed's provocative thesis that General George B. McClellan's concept of a grand strategy would have ended the bloodshed sooner.
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The era of the Civil War--1820-1876

Author: Louise Arnold,US Army Military History Institute,US Army Military History Research Collection

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 704

View: 417

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Lincoln’s Legacy of Leadership

Author: G. Goethals

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230104568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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An in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln's leadership, both before and during his presidency. Lincoln led through times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.
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Breaking the Conflict Trap

Civil War and Development Policy

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821386417

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. Conversely, development can impede civil war. When development succeeds, countries become safer when development fails, they experience a greater risk of being caught in a conflict trap. Ultimately, civil war is a failure of development. 'Breaking the Conflict Trap' identifies the dire consequences that civil war has on the development process and offers three main findings. First, civil war has adverse ripple effects that are often not taken into account by those who determine whether wars start or end. Second, some countries are more likely than others to experience civil war conflict and thus, the risks of civil war differ considerably according to a country's characteristics including its economic stability. Finally, Breaking the Conflict Trap explores viable international measures that can be taken to reduce the global incidence of civil war and proposes a practical agenda for action. This book should serve as a wake up call to anyone in the international community who still thinks that development and conflict are distinct issues.
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America's Indomitable Character Volume IV

From the Ante Bellum Period to the Reconstruction Period after the Civil War

Author: Frederick William Dame

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735713254

Category: History

Page: 420

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Volume IV of America's Indomitable Character contains information on:  A synopsis of Volume III.  Philosophical and intellectual streams of thought as they came from Old Europe and connected with the intellectual developments of the New America.  Transcendentalism and Dark Romanticism.  A presentation regarding Nature, human nature, society, the social contract in the following authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, (Sarah) Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Theodore Parker, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson.  How the development of a national literature contributed to the development of an American character identity.  Identities and affinities between the American authors and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  The Reiseweg of Rousseau's spirit to America.  A conclusive summary of all four volumes.  How the Democrat Party after the Civil War and up to Barack Hussein Obama has been exceedingly active in making sure that the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for the United States of America were not applied to all Americans - from the Democrat Party affiliated Ku Klux Klan, through the communist takeover of the Democrat Party, to the defeat of racism in the second half of the twentieth century and the re-emergence of racism with the racist class division polemics of Barack Hussein Obama in the twenty-first century.  How the Democrat Party has dumbed-down American citizens.  How Barack Hussein Obama, the putative president of the United States of America, has hollowed out the substance and laws that were once the backbone of America's character identity; from symbolical insults, through the expansion of social programs and the weakening of national defense, to the destruction of America's religious identity and the erosion of the middle class. This is Barack Hussein Obama's active destruction of American character identity.
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A Legacy of Promises

Agriculture, Politics and Ritual in the Morelos Highlands of Mexico

Author: Guillermo de la Peña

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719007668

Category: Agriculture

Page: 289

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Unintended Consequences

The United States at War

Author: Kenneth J. Hagan,Ian J. Bickerton

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895127

Category: History

Page: 224

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“The United States does not do nation building,” claimed Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld three years ago. Yet what are we to make of the American military bases in Korea? Why do American warships patrol the Somali coastline? And perhaps most significantly, why are fourteen “enduring bases” being built in Iraq? In every major foreign war fought by United States in the last century, the repercussions of the American presence have been felt long after the last Marine has left. Kenneth J. Hagan and Ian J. Bickerton argue here that, despite adamant protests from the military and government alike, nation building and occupation are indeed hallmarks—and unintended consequences—of American warmaking. In this timely, groundbreaking study, the authors examine ten major wars fought by the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the ongoing Iraq War, and analyze the conflicts’ unintended consequences. These unexpected outcomes, Unintended Consequences persuasively demonstrates, stemmed from ill-informed decisions made at critical junctures and the surprisingly similar crises that emerged at the end of formal fighting. As a result, war did not end with treaties or withdrawn troops. Instead, time after time, the United States became inextricably involved in the issues of the defeated country, committing itself to the chaotic aftermath that often completely subverted the intended purposes of war. Stunningly, Unintended Consequences contends that the vast majority of wars launched by the United States were unnecessary, avoidable, and catastrophically unpredictable. In a stark challenge to accepted scholarship, the authors show that the wars’ unintended consequences far outweighed the initial calculated goals, and thus forced cataclysmic shifts in American domestic and foreign policy. A must-read for anyone concerned with the past, present, or future of American defense, Unintended Consequences offers a provocative perspective on the current predicament in Iraq and the conflicts sure to loom ahead of us.
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Why Texans Fought in the Civil War

Author: Charles David Grear

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603448098

Category: History

Page: 256

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In Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, Charles David Grear provides insights into what motivated Texans to fight for the Confederacy. Mining important primary sources—including thousands of letters and unpublished journals—he affords readers the opportunity to hear, often in the combatants’ own words, why it was so important to them to engage in tumultuous struggles occurring so far from home. As Grear notes, in the decade prior to the Civil War the population of Texas had tripled. The state was increasingly populated by immigrants from all parts of the South and foreign countries. When the war began, it was not just Texas that many of these soldiers enlisted to protect, but also their native states, where they had family ties.
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