Author :Elizabeth R. Varon Publisher :Univ of North Carolina Press Release Date :2000-11-09 ISBN 10 :9780807866085 Pages :248 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (68 users download)
Summary Book Review We Mean to Be Counted by Elizabeth R. Varon:
Download or read book We Mean to Be Counted written by Elizabeth R. Varon and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2000-11-09 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the past two decades, historians have successfully disputed the notion that American women remained wholly outside the realm of politics until the early twentieth century. Still, a consensus has prevailed that, unlike their Northern counterparts, women of the antebellum South were largely excluded from public life. With this book, Elizabeth Varon effectively challenges such historical assumptions. Using a wide array of sources, she demonstrates that throughout the antebellum period, white Southern women of the slaveholding class were important actors in the public drama of politics. Through their voluntary associations, legislative petitions, presence at political meetings and rallies, and published appeals, Virginia's elite white women lent their support to such controversial reform enterprises as the temperance movement and the American Colonization Society, to the electoral campaigns of the Whig and Democratic Parties, to the literary defense of slavery, and to the causes of Unionism and secession. Against the backdrop of increasing sectional tension, Varon argues, these women struggled to fulfill a paradoxical mandate: to act both as partisans who boldly expressed their political views and as mediators who infused public life with the "feminine" virtues of compassion and harmony.
Summary Book Review Recollections of War and Peace, 1861-1868 by Mrs. Anna (Pierpont) Siviter:
Download or read book Recollections of War and Peace, 1861-1868 written by Mrs. Anna (Pierpont) Siviter and published by . This book was released on 1938 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Cry Havoc! by Nelson Lankford:
Download or read book Cry Havoc! written by Nelson Lankford and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A "compact, engrossing narrative"* that vividly reimagines the events that led to the outbreak of the Civil War What separates historian Nelson D. Lankford's engaging examination of the causes of the Civil War from other books on the subject is its willingness to consider the alternative possibilities to history. Cry Havoc! recounts in riveting detail the small quirks of timing, character, and place that influenced the huge trajectory of events during eight critical weeks from Lincoln's inauguration through the explosion at Fort Sumter and the embattled president's response to it. It addresses the what-ifs, the might-have-beens, and the individual personalities that played into circumstances-a chain of indecisions and miscalculations, influenced by swollen vanity and wishful thinking-that gave shape to the dreadful conflict to come.
Summary Book Review A House Divided by Richard Orr Curry:
Download or read book A House Divided written by Richard Orr Curry and published by University of Pittsburgh Pre. This book was released on 1964 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thorough investigation of the factors that led to the breakup of the Old Dominion and the emergence of the new state of West Virginia during the Civil War.
Summary Book Review The Radical Republicans by Hans L. Trefousse:
Download or read book The Radical Republicans written by Hans L. Trefousse and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of the men who, as political realists, fought for the cause of racial reform in America before, during, and after the Civil War. Charles Sumner, Thaddeus Stevens, Benjamin F. Wade, and Zachariah Chandler are the central figures in Mr. Trefousse's study of the Radical Republicans who steered a course between the extreme abolitionists on the one hand and the more cautious gradualists on the other, as they strove to break the slaveholder's domination of the federal government andthen to wrest from the postbellum South an acknowledgment of the civil rights of the Negro. The author delineates their key role in founding the Republican party and follows their struggle to keep the party firm in its opposition to the expansion of slavery, to commit it to emancipation, and finally to make it the party of racial justice. This is the story as well of the tangled relationship of the Radical Republicans with Abraham Lincoln—a relationship of both quarrels and mutual support. The author stresses the similarity between Lincoln's ultimate aims and those of the Radical Republicans, demonstrating that without Lincoln's support Sumner and his colleagues could never have accomplished their ends—and that without their help Lincoln might not have succeeded in crushing the rebellion and putting an end to the slavery. And he argues that by 1865 Lincoln's Reconstruction policies were nearing those of the Radicals and that, had he lived, they would not have broken with him as they did with his successor. Lincoln's assassination left the Radicals with no means to translate their demands into effective action. Their efforts to remake the South in such a way as to secure justice for the Negro brought them into conflict with President Johnson, in whose impeachment they played a leading role. Although they succeeded in initiating congressional Reconstruction and adding the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution, the Radicals lost power after the failure of the Johnson impeachment. Mr. Trefousse shows how, despite their declining influence throughout the 1870s, their accomplishments helped make possible—a century later—the resumption of the struggle for civil rights.
Summary Book Review Lincoln in American Memory by Merrill D. Peterson:
Download or read book Lincoln in American Memory written by Merrill D. Peterson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1995-06-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lincoln's death, like his life, was an event of epic proportions. When the president was struck down at his moment of triumph, writes Merrill Peterson, "sorrow--indescribable sorrow" swept the nation. After lying in state in Washington, Lincoln's body was carried by a special funeral train to Springfield, Illinois, stopping in major cities along the way; perhaps a million people viewed the remains as memorial orations rang out and the world chorused its sincere condolences. It was the apotheosis of the martyred President--the beginning of the transformation of a man into a mythic hero. In Lincoln in American Memory, historian Merrill Peterson provides a fascinating history of Lincoln's place in the American imagination from the hour of his death to the present. In tracing the changing image of Lincoln through time, this wide-ranging account offers insight into the evolution and struggles of American politics and society--and into the character of Lincoln himself. Westerners, Easterners, even Southerners were caught up in the idealization of the late President, reshaping his memory and laying claim to his mantle, as his widow, son, memorial builders, and memorabilia collectors fought over his visible legacy. Peterson also looks at the complex responses of blacks to the memory of Lincoln, as they moved from exultation at the end of slavery to the harsh reality of free life amid deep poverty and segregation; at more than one memorial event for the great emancipator, the author notes, blacks were excluded. He makes an engaging examination of the flood of reminiscences and biographies, from Lincoln's old law partner William H. Herndon to Carl Sandburg and beyond. Serious historians were late in coming to the topic; for decades the myth-makers sought to shape the image of the hero President to suit their own agendas. He was made a voice of prohibition, a saloon-keeper, an infidel, a devout Christian, the first Bull Moose Progressive, a military blunderer and (after the First World War) a military genius, a white supremacist (according to D.W. Griffith and other Southern admirers), and a touchstone for the civil rights movement. Through it all, Peterson traces five principal images of Lincoln: the savior of the Union, the great emancipator, man of the people, first American, and self-made man. In identifying these archetypes, he tells us much not only of Lincoln but of our own identity as a people.
Summary Book Review Rebels at the Gate by W Hunter Lesser:
Download or read book Rebels at the Gate written by W Hunter Lesser and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2005-05-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rebels at the Gate is the dramatic story of the first Union victories of the Civil War and the events that caused Virginians to divide their state. In a defiant act to sustain President Lincoln's war effort, Virginia Unionists created their own state government in 1861-destined to become the new state of West Virginia.
Summary Book Review Southern Unionist Pamphlets and the Civil War by Jon L. Wakelyn:
Download or read book Southern Unionist Pamphlets and the Civil War written by Jon L. Wakelyn and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wakelyn (history, Kent State U.) presents 18 pamphlets and discusses 22 others in which southerners entreated others to support the United States and oppose the Confederacy. Written between 1861 and 1864, they were preserved by local and national political leaders and private citizens. The best known author is Andrew Johnson, who was later president. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Summary Book Review With Charity for All by William C. Harris:
Download or read book With Charity for All written by William C. Harris and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Harris maintains that Lincoln held a fundamentally conservative position on the process of reintegrating the South, one that permitted a large measure of self-reconstruction, and that he did not modify his position late in the war. He examines the reasoning and ideology behind Lincoln's policies, describes what happened when military and civil agents tried to implement them at the local level, and evaluates Lincoln's successes and failures in bringing his restoration efforts to closure.
Summary Book Review Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front by Daniel E. Sutherland:
Download or read book Guerrillas, Unionists, and Violence on the Confederate Home Front written by Daniel E. Sutherland and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 1999-08-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Until recently, this localized violence was largely ignored, scholars focusing instead on large-scale operations of the war—the decisions and actions of generals and presidents. But as Daniel Sutherland reminds us, the impact of battles and elections cannot be properly understood without an examination of the struggle for survival on the home front, of lives lived in the atmosphere created by war. Sutherland gathers eleven essays by such noted Civil War scholars as Michael Fellman, Donald Frazier, Noel Fisher, and B. F. Cooling, each one exploring the Confederacy's internal war in a different state. All help to broaden our view of the complexity of war and to provide us with a clear picture of war's consequences, its impact on communities, homes, and families. This strong collection of essays delves deeply into what Daniel Sutherland calls "the desperate side of war," enriching our understanding of a turbulent and divisive period in American history.
Author :John Alexander Williams Publisher :W. W. Norton & Company Release Date :1984-08-17 ISBN 10 :9780393243833 Pages :240 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (383 users download)
Summary Book Review West Virginia: A History (States and the Nation) by John Alexander Williams:
Download or read book West Virginia: A History (States and the Nation) written by John Alexander Williams and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1984-08-17 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Alexander Williams's West Virginia: A History is widely considered one of the finest books ever written about the state. In his clear, eminently readable style, Williams organizes the tangled strands of West Virginia's past around a few dramatic events—the battle of Point Pleasant, John Brown's insurrection in Harper's Ferry, the Paint Creek labor movement, the Hawk's Nest and Buffalo Creek disasters, and more. Williams uses these pivotal events as introductions to the larger issues of statehood, Civil War, unionism, and industrialization. Along the way, Williams conveys a true feel for the lives of common West Virginians, the personalities of the state's memorable characters, and the powerful influence of the land itself on its own history.
Summary Book Review A Constant Reminder to All by Steven Cody Straley:
Download or read book A Constant Reminder to All written by Steven Cody Straley and published by 35th Star Publishing. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Confederate general Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was unquestionably one of the most successful and popular military leaders in the Civil War. Long regarded by some as one of Virginia’s great war heroes, many people do not realize that Jackson was born and raised in what is now West Virginia. When Jackson died in 1863, there was little sympathy for him in the new Mountain State. After all, West Virginia was born out of opposition to the Confederacy. Jackson’s own sister preferred that he was dead rather than serving in a rebellion. Yet over the next century and a half, West Virginia’s attitude towards its controversial son changed. Today, many residents celebrate him as one of the state’s greatest historical icons. How did this happen? In the decades after the Civil War, Confederate veterans and their descendants took up the banner of the Lost Cause and embarked on a campaign to normalize Jackson. Through ceremonies, speeches, publications, and monument building, Lost Cause advocates created a romanticized image of Jackson as the model West Virginian — a military hero, and a symbol of honor, integrity, and piety. The countless monuments to Stonewall Jackson in West Virginia serve as a constant reminder of the complicated history of the state and the nation.
Summary Book Review The Frederick Douglass Papers by Frederick Douglass:
Download or read book The Frederick Douglass Papers written by Frederick Douglass and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 715 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A second volume of the collected correspondence of the great African-American reformer and abolitionist features correspondence written during the Civil War years The second collection of meticulously edited correspondence with abolitionist, author, statesman, and former slave Frederick Douglass covers the years leading up to the Civil War through the close of the conflict, offering readers an illuminating portrait of an extraordinary American and the turbulent times in which he lived. An important contribution to historical scholarship, the documents offer fascinating insights into the abolitionist movement during wartime and the author's relationship to Abraham Lincoln and other prominent figures of the era.
Summary Book Review A Good Southerner by Craig M. Simpson:
Download or read book A Good Southerner written by Craig M. Simpson and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-02-01 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wise (1806-76) was extremely active on the Virginia and national political scene from the early 1830s to the mid-1860s, drawing popular support because of his projection of hopefulness and energy. Regarded as eccentric, Wise is given, in this study, an interpretation that finds consistency in his life-long controversial and impulsive behavior. Simpson stresses Wise's ambivalent attitude toward slaves and slave-holding, authority and authority figures, and Virginia and the United States.
Summary Book Review Appalachian Corridor H Construction, Elkins, WV to I-81 in Virginia by :
Download or read book Appalachian Corridor H Construction, Elkins, WV to I-81 in Virginia written by and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 6 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Annual Report of the Archivist of the United States by National Archives (U.S.):
Download or read book Annual Report of the Archivist of the United States written by National Archives (U.S.) and published by . This book was released on 1939 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Let Us Have Peace by Brooks D. Simpson:
Download or read book Let Us Have Peace written by Brooks D. Simpson and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historians have traditionally drawn distinctions between Ulysses S. Grant's military and political careers. In Let Us Have Peace, Brooks Simpson questions such distinctions and offers a new understanding of this often enigmatic leader. He argues that during the 1860s Grant was both soldier and politician, for military and civil policy were inevitably intertwined during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. According to Simpson, Grant instinctively understood that war was 'politics by other means.' Moreover, he realized that civil wars presented special challenges: reconciliation, not conquest, was the Union's ultimate goal. And in peace, Grant sought to secure what had been won in war, stepping in to assume a more active role in policymaking when the intransigence of white Southerners and the obstructionist behavior of President Andrew Johnson threatened to spoil the fruits of Northern victory.