The Myth of the Lost Cause

Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621574733

Category: History

Page: 352

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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!

The Seventh Star of the Confederacy

Texas During the Civil War

Author: Kenneth Wayne Howell

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574412590

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 1551


On February 1, 1861, delegates at the Texas Secession Convention elected to leave the Union. The people of Texas supported the actions of the convention in a statewide referendum, paving the way for the state to secede and to officially become the seventh state in the Confederacy. Soon the Texans found themselves engaged in a bloody and prolonged civil war against their northern brethren. During the curse of this war, the lives of thousands of Texans, both young and old, were changed forever. This new anthology, edited by Kenneth W. Howell, incorporates the latest scholarly research on how Texans experienced the war. Eighteen contributors take us from the battlefront to the home front, ranging from inside the walls of a Confederate prison to inside the homes of women and children left to fend for themselves while their husbands and fathers were away on distant battlefields, and from the halls of the governor’s mansion to the halls of the county commissioner’s court in Colorado County. Also explored are well-known battles that took place in or near Texas, such as the Battle of Galveston, the Battle of Nueces, the Battle of Sabine Pass, and the Red River Campaign. Finally, the social and cultural aspects of the war receive new analysis, including the experiences of women, African Americans, Union prisoners of war, and noncombatants.

Masters and Lords

Mid-19th-Century U.S. Planters and Prussian Junkers

Author: Shearer Davis Bowman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195363944

Category: History

Page: 384

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Among the regional landed elites in the Western World of the mid-1800s, the two most formidable were the owners of slave plantations in the Southern states of the U.S. and the proprietors of manorial estates in the provinces of Prussian East Elbia. Masters and Lords surveys the economic, social, and political histories of the two classes from the seventeenth and sixteenth centuries respectively, and pays particular attention to planters during the secession crisis of 1860-61 and to Junkers during the revolutionary crisis of 1848-49. In the process, Bowman grapples with such ambiguous and contentious concepts as capitalism, conservatism, and paternalism. Despite very different labor systems, antebellum planters and contemporaneous Junkers alike presided over landed estates that functioned as both autocratic political communities and agricultural enterprises exporting valuable commodities to industrializing England. This book also highlights important geographic, demographic, and political contrasts between the South and East Elbia as regional societies. Bowman concludes that the crucial distinction between the two landed elites is to be found in the Junkers' militarist and estatist monarchism versus the planters' libertarian but racist republicanism.

Law Books, 1876-1981

Books and Serials on Law and Its Related Subjects

Author: N.A

Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Company


Category: Law

Page: 5039

View: 6295



Pillars of Power

Steps Toward Secession

Author: Jim Lair

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc


Category: History

Page: 516

View: 8886


/i>Pillars of Power: Steps Toward Secession" is the first of four volumes that represent the first in-depth, complete look at the American Civil War as it was fought in the State of Arkansas. Each volume will become a welcomed addition to the historical information available regarding the most important event in the history of the state and country. Jim Lair's interest and experience in researching and writing Arkansas history shows in these volumes on his ruling passion, the Civil War. Years in the making, Lair's narrative version of the Civil War events in Arkansas unfolds on a giant canvas that places local events in their national context. Anyone who shares Lair's interest in that era in Arkansas will find much to appreciate about his saga. Ray Granade Director of Library Services Ouachita Baptist University

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5554


Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.