Summary Book Review Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia by Ervin L. Jordan:
Download or read book Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia written by Ervin L. Jordan and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the conflicts between African Americans living in Virginia during the Civil War
Summary Book Review Blacks in Gray Uniforms by Phillip Thomas Tucker:
Download or read book Blacks in Gray Uniforms written by Phillip Thomas Tucker and published by Fonthill Media. This book was released on 2018-06-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ground-breaking book takes an insightful and close "New Look" at one of the most fascinating subjects of the Civil War--the long-overlooked battlefield contributions of the most forgotten fighting men of the Civil War, Black Confederates. With the release of the popular 1989 film Glory, the American public first learned about the heroism of the black troops of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and their courageous assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in July 1863. But what the American public failed to learn in viewing this popular film was the equally compelling saga of Black Confederates, including at least one defender, a free black soldier of the 1st South Carolina Artillery who defended Fort Wagner in July 1863. Significantly, large numbers of Black Confederates, slave and free, had already been fighting on battlefields across the South for more than two years before the famous assault of the 54th Massachusetts on Fort Wagner, including the war's first major battle at Bull Run. Although the vast of majority blacks served the Confederacy in menial and support roles, Black Confederates, free and slave, fought from 1861 to 1865 in regiments (infantry, cavalry, and artillery) that represented every Southern state.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction by William L. Richter:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction written by William L. Richter and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-12-01 with total page 1056 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second edition of this highly readable, one-volume Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction looks to place the war in its historical context. The more than 800 entries, encompassing the years 1844-1877, cover the significant events, persons, politics, and economic and social themes of the Civil War and Reconstruction. An extensive chronology, introductory essay, and comprehensive bibliography supplement the cross-referenced dictionary entries to guide the reader through the military and non-military actions of one of the most pivotal events in American history. The dictionary concludes with a selection of primary documents. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Summary Book Review Writing History in the Digital Age by Jack Dougherty:
Download or read book Writing History in the Digital Age written by Jack Dougherty and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2013-10-28 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Writing History in the Digital Age began as a one-month experiment in October 2010, featuring chapter-length essays by a wide array of scholars with the goal of rethinking traditional practices of researching, writing, and publishing, and the broader implications of digital technology for the historical profession. The essays and discussion topics were posted on a WordPress platform with a special plug-in that allowed readers to add paragraph-level comments in the margins, transforming the work into socially networked texts. This first installment drew an enthusiastic audience, over 50 comments on the texts, and over 1,000 unique visitors to the site from across the globe, with many who stayed on the site for a significant period of time to read the work. To facilitate this new volume, Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki designed a born-digital, open-access platform to capture reader comments on drafts and shape the book as it developed. Following a period of open peer review and discussion, the finished product now presents 20 essays from a wide array of notable scholars, each examining (and then breaking apart and reexamining) how digital and emergent technologies have changed the ways that historians think, teach, author, and publish"--
Summary Book Review Virginia's Civil War by Peter Wallenstein:
Download or read book Virginia's Civil War written by Peter Wallenstein and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What did the Civil War mean to Virginia-and what did Virginia mean to the Civil War?
Summary Book Review Climbing Up to Glory by Wilbert L. Jenkins:
Download or read book Climbing Up to Glory written by Wilbert L. Jenkins and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2002 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture. In Climbing Up to Glory, Wilbert L. Jenkins explores this defining period in a story that documents the journey of average African Americans as they struggled to reinvent their lives following the abolition of slavery. In this highly readable book, Jenkins examines the unflagging determination and inner strength of African Americans as they sought to construct a solid economic base for themselves and their families by establishing their own businesses and banks and strove to own their own land. He portrays the racial violence and other obstacles blacks endured as they pooled meager resources to institute and maintain their own schools and attempted to participate in the political process. Compelling and informative, Climbing Up to Glory is an unforgettable tribute to a glowing period in African-American history sure to enrich and inspire American and African-American history enthusiasts.
Summary Book Review American City, Southern Place by Gregg D. Kimball:
Download or read book American City, Southern Place written by Gregg D. Kimball and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2003-11-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a city of the upper South intimately connected to the northeastern cities, the southern slave trade, and the Virginia countryside, Richmond embodied many of the contradictions of mid-nineteenth-century America. Gregg D. Kimball expands the usual scope of urban studies by depicting the Richmond community as a series of dynamic, overlapping networks to show how various groups of Richmonders understood themselves and their society. Drawing on a wealth of archival material and private letters, Kimball elicits new perspectives regarding people’s sense of identity. Kimball first situates the city and its residents within the larger American culture and Virginia countryside, especially noting the influence of plantation society and culture on Richmond’s upper classes. Kimball then explores four significant groups of Richmonders: merchant families, the city’s largest black church congregation, ironworkers, and militia volunteers. He describes the cultural world in which each group moved and shows how their perceptions were shaped by connections to and travels within larger economic, cultural, and ethnic spheres. Ironically, the merchant class’s firsthand knowledge of the North confirmed and intensified their “southernness,” while the experience of urban African Americans and workers promoted a more expansive sense of community. This insightful work ultimately reveals how Richmonders’ self-perceptions influenced the decisions they made during the sectional crisis, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, showing that people made rational choices about their allegiances based on established beliefs. American City, Southern Place is an important work of social history that sheds new light on cultural identity and opens a new window on nineteenth-century Richmond.
Summary Book Review The Richmond Campaign of 1862 by Gary W. Gallagher:
Download or read book The Richmond Campaign of 1862 written by Gary W. Gallagher and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2000 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whiting's Confederate division in the battle of Gaines's Mill, the role of artillery in the battle of Malvern Hill, and the efforts of Radical Republicans in the North to use the Richmond campaign to rally support for emancipation."--BOOK JACKET.
Summary Book Review Seven Myths of the Civil War by Wesley Moody:
Download or read book Seven Myths of the Civil War written by Wesley Moody and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 2017-09-01 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Readers of this book who thought they knew a lot about the U.S. Civil War will discover that much of what they 'knew' is wrong. For readers whose previous knowledge is sketchy but whose desire to learn is strong, the separation of myth from reality is an important step toward mastering the subject. The essays will generate lively discussion and new insights." —James M. McPherson, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
Summary Book Review Ohio Confederate Connection by Curtis A. Early:
Download or read book Ohio Confederate Connection written by Curtis A. Early and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2011-03-28 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Ohio Confederate Connection, Curtis Early, descendent of Lt. General Jubal A. Early of the Confederate States of America, and his wife, Gloria, present facts about the Civil War that may not be widely known. Gloria and Curtis Early have been doing Civil War re-enactments for the past twenty years, in which Curtis portrays General Early and Gloria portrays a southern belle. They give talks at school, libraries, Civil War round tables, encampments, and other events on the significance of the Civil War. Additionally, they travel to many states to do the re-enactments, and they spend much of their time researching various topics related to the Civil War. In 2005, Curtis and his grandson Patrick walked down the Shenandoah Valley, traveling over 170 miles in twelve days. The ground that he covered represented the middle part of General Earlys famous march from Cold Harbor, Virginia, to the gates of Washington in 1864. Curtis has also walked from Hanging Rock, Virginia, to Winchester, Virginia, to raise money for the restoration of General Earlys house in Virginia, which dates to the late 1700s. Curtis and Gloria have written Ohio Confederate Connection together to help people better understand what really caused the Civil War (the War Between the States). Included is a list of recommended reading about the Civil War.
Summary Book Review Confederate Emancipation by Bruce Levine:
Download or read book Confederate Emancipation written by Bruce Levine and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2005-11-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In early 1864, as the Confederate Army of Tennessee licked its wounds after being routed at the Battle of Chattanooga, Major-General Patrick Cleburne (the "Stonewall of the West") proposed that "the most courageous of our slaves" be trained as soldiers and that "every slave in the South who shall remain true to the Confederacy in this war" be freed. In Confederate Emancipation, Bruce Levine looks closely at such Confederate plans to arm and free slaves. He shows that within a year of Cleburne's proposal, which was initially rejected out of hand, Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, and Robert E. Lee had all reached the same conclusions. At that point, the idea was debated widely in newspapers and drawing rooms across the South, as more and more slaves fled to Union lines and fought in the ranks of the Union army. Eventually, the soldiers of Lee's army voted on the proposal, and the Confederate government actually enacted a version of it in March. The Army issued the necessary orders just two weeks before Appomattox, too late to affect the course of the war. Throughout the book, Levine captures the voices of blacks and whites, wealthy planters and poor farmers, soldiers and officers, and newspaper editors and politicians from all across the South. In the process, he sheds light on such hot-button topics as what the Confederacy was fighting for, whether black southerners were willing to fight in large numbers in defense of the South, and what this episode foretold about life and politics in the post-war South. Confederate Emancipation offers an engaging and illuminating account of a fascinating and politically charged idea, setting it firmly and vividly in the context of the Civil War and the part played in it by the issue of slavery and the actions of the slaves themselves.
Summary Book Review Crucible of the Civil War by Edward L. Ayers:
Download or read book Crucible of the Civil War written by Edward L. Ayers and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Serving both as home to the Confederacy's capital, Richmond, and as the war's primary battlefield, Virginia held a unique place in the American Civil War, while also witnessing the privations and hardships that marked life in all corners of the Confederacy. Yet despite an overwhelming literature on the battles that raged across the state and the armies and military leaders involved, few works have examined Virginia as a distinctive region during the conflict. In Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration, Edward L. Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget, together with other scholars, offer an illuminating portrait of the state's wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within established scholarship while also breaking ground in areas long neglected by scholars, several of the essays examine such concerns as the war's effect on slavery in the state, the wartime intersection of race and religion, and the development of Confederate social networks. Other contributions shed light on topics long disputed by historians, such as Virgina's decision to secede from the Union, the development of Confederate nationalism, and how Virginians chose to remember the war after its close. For anyone interested in Virginia during the Civil War, this book offers new ways to approach the study of the most important state in the Confederacy during the bloodiest war in American history.
Summary Book Review African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign by James M. Paradis:
Download or read book African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign written by James M. Paradis and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012-08-07 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gettysburg Gospel: the Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows by Gabor Boritt (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library, 2008) / 432 pages / 6 x 9 / $28.00 (cloth); $16.00 (paper) PubAlley: (cloth): 1,989 units; $55,709.27; (paper): 393 units; $6,291.43 WorldCat: 1152 records The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg's Hidden History: Immigrants, Women, and African-Americans in the Civil War's Defining Battle by Margaret S. Creighton (Basic Books, 2006) / 360 pages / 6 x 9 / $26.00 (cloth); $17.50 (paper) PubAlley: (cloth): 1,466 units; $38,110.30; (paper): 291 units; $5,091.95 WorldCat: 742 records An African American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads (VA) by Cassandra Newby-Alexander (The History Press, 2010) / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / $19.99 (paper) PubAlley: (paper): 85 units; $1,709.77 WorldCat: 72 records
Summary Book Review Southern Communities by Steven E. Nash:
Download or read book Southern Communities written by Steven E. Nash and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2019-07-15 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Community is an evolving and complex concept that historians have applied to localities, counties, and the South as a whole in order to ground larger issues in the day-to-day lives of all segments of society. These social networks sometimes unite and sometimes divide people, they can mirror or transcend political boundaries, and they may exist solely within the cultures of like-minded people. This volume explores the nature of southern communities during the long nineteenth century. The contributors build on the work of scholars who have allowed us to see community not simply as a place but instead as an idea in a constant state of definition and redefinition. They reaffirm that there never has been a singular southern community. As editors Steven E. Nash and Bruce E. Stewart reveal, southerners have constructed an array of communities across the region and beyond. Nor do the contributors idealize these communities. Far from being places of cooperation and harmony, southern communities were often rife with competition and discord. Indeed, conflict has constituted a vital part of southern communal development. Taken together, the essays in this volume remind us how community-focused studies can bring us closer to answering those questions posed to Quentin Compson in Absalom, Absalom!: "Tell [us] about the South. What's it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all."
Summary Book Review U.S. Colored Troops Defeat Confederate Cavalry by Edwin W. Besch:
Download or read book U.S. Colored Troops Defeat Confederate Cavalry written by Edwin W. Besch and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-03-27 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wilson's Wharf was the first major clash between U.S. Colored Troops and the Army of Northern Virginia. The 1st and 10th USCT infantry regiments, supported by two cannon and two U.S. Navy gunboats, faced 11 detachments of veteran Confederate cavalry who were under orders to "kill every man." Union commander General Edward Wild, a one-armed abolitionist, refused General Fitzhugh Lee's demand for surrender, telling Lee to "go to Hell." The battle resulted in a victory for the mainly black Union force. This book describes the action in detail and in the larger context of the history of black U.S. servicemen, including the British recruitment of runaway slaves during the Revolutionary War, the black Colonial Marines who joined the British in torching Washington in the War of 1812, and the South's attempts to enlist slaves in the final months of the Civil War.
Summary Book Review Hold It Real Still by Lawrence P. Jackson:
Download or read book Hold It Real Still written by Lawrence P. Jackson and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2022-09-20 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did the American western feature film genre rebrand itself in the late seventies and respond to the fury of global and domestic political affairs? In Hold It Real Still, Lawrence Jackson examines Clint Eastwood's influence on the western film while also exploring how that genre continues to operate into the twenty-first century as an ideological channel for ideas about race and imperialism. Jackson argues that the western genre pivoted from an initial doctrine of racial liberalism, albeit a clumsy one, during the John Wayne years to a motile agenda of substitution, exclusion, and false equivalency during the Clint Eastwood period. The book traces how Eastwood, an actor first associated with the avant-garde, anti-colonialist discourse of "spaghetti" western cinema, reversed himself in the second half of the 1970s with The Outlaw Josey Wales—a film that had at its heart the fantasy of Black erasure from American life. Jackson situates Eastwood's work as a response to massive social and political upheavals in America: defeat in Vietnam, riots in northern cities, the civil rights movement and associated legislation, and the Great Migration, which made possible a degree of mixed-race public interaction that was impossible even as late as the 1960s. Hinged by a close reading of four blockbuster films which continue to shape discourses in cinematic arts, American liberalism, the westerns, and race relations today—The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Josey Wales, Ride with the Devil, and Django Unchained—Jackson's unique critique flashes on the contradictory symbolic structures at work in these masterpieces. Juxtaposing the films' motifs, tropes, and hidden Black figures with historicist readings lays bare the containment strategies of the 1970s and beyond used to stymie civil rights progress and racial equity in the United States. Tackling the rise of neoracism and the domestic apparatus of surveillance, control, and erasure, Hold It Real Still offers an astonishing revision of what audiences and critics thought they understood about a uniquely American genre of film.
Summary Book Review Portals to Hell by Lonnie R. Speer:
Download or read book Portals to Hell written by Lonnie R. Speer and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 1997 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the major prisons used during the Civil War, which held nearly 410,000 soldiers and caused the deaths of 56,000 men