West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and by Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

By Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

So much Civil warfare generals have been graduates of West element, and lots of of them helped rework the U.S. military from what used to be little greater than an armed mob that played poorly in the course of the battle of 1812 into the efficient scuffling with strength that received the Mexican conflict. Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh demonstrates how the "old military" reworked itself right into a specialist army strength after 1814, and, extra very important, how "old military" equipment profoundly formed the behavior of the Civil War.

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Liberal Protestantism and science by Leslie A. Muray

By Leslie A. Muray

Many scholars and individuals of the general public who stick with information reviews on technology and faith might imagine that Protestantism and technological know-how are in clash. yet whereas evangelical assaults on evolution may perhaps make the headlines, many mainstream Protestant teams have lengthy embraced technology and the clinical worldview. This quantity within the Greenwood publications to technological know-how and faith covers these Protestant thinkers who search to exploit the insights of technological know-how to extra their realizing of faith and religion. moreover, the amount also will talk about such developments on the liberal protestant recognition of evolution, the appearance of ecotheology, and the Social Gospel.The quantity encompasses a collection of fundamental resource files, a word list and a timeline, and an annotated bibliography of the main invaluable assets for additional learn.

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The Petersburg Campaign: June 1864-April 1865 by John Horn

By John Horn

The Petersburg crusade was once an extended siege operation of grueling trench battle marked by means of bloody battles, incompetence, political maneuvering and cowardice. It used to be the kind of crusade neither the Union nor the Confederacy sought after. The clash round the Virginia city ended in the decline of Lee's military of Northern Virginia and the give up of the accomplice capital at Richmond. After the autumn of Petersburg, the top of the Civil struggle used to be just a subject of days. specific charts conceal strengths and losses for either side, accomplice desertion charges, and records for the Civil War's different sieges. Sidebars speak about sorts of command, the Crater explosion, the function of snipers and sharpshooters, and the campaign's no-quarter encounters among Southern whites and Union males of colour.

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Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to by Edward L. Ayers, Visit Amazon's Gary W. Gallagher Page,

By Edward L. Ayers, Visit Amazon's Gary W. Gallagher Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Gary W. Gallagher, , Andrew L. Torget

Crucible of the Civil battle deals an illuminating portrait of the state’s wartime monetary, political, and social associations. Weighing in on contentious concerns inside tested scholarship whereas additionally breaking floor in parts lengthy ignored by means of students, the participants study such matters because the war’s impact on slavery within the kingdom, the wartime intersection of race and faith, and the improvement of accomplice social networks. additionally they make clear issues lengthy disputed by way of historians, comparable to Virginia’s choice to secede from the Union, the advance of accomplice nationalism, and the way Virginians selected to recollect the struggle after its close.

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The Louisiana Scalawags: Politics, Race, and Terrorism by Frank J. Wetta

By Frank J. Wetta

During the Civil struggle and Reconstruction, the pejorative time period "scalawag" talked about white southerners unswerving to the Republican occasion. With the onset of the federal career of latest Orleans in 1862, scalawags challenged the recovery of the antebellum political and social orders. Derided as opportunists, uneducated "poor white trash," Union sympathizers, and race traitors, scalawags stay principally misunderstood even this day. within the Louisiana Scalawags, Frank J. Wetta deals the 1st in-depth research of those males and their fight over the way forward for Louisiana. an important overview of the interaction of politics, race, and terrorism in the course of Reconstruction, this learn solutions an array of questions about the beginning and death of the scalawags, and debunks a lot of the adverse mythology surrounding them.

Contrary to well known inspiration, the southern white Republicans counted between their ranks males of real accomplishment and ability. They labored in fields as different as legislations, company, drugs, journalism, and planting, and plenty of held executive positions as urban officers, judges, parish officeholders, and nation legislators within the antebellum years. Wetta demonstrates robust feel of nationalism usually inspired the boys, irrespective of their origins.

Louisiana's scalawags grew such a lot energetic and influential throughout the early phases of Reconstruction, once they led in founding the state's Republican social gathering. nearly all of white Louisianans, besides the fact that, rejected the scalawags' attract shape an alliance with the freedmen in a biracial political celebration. finally, the impact of the scalawags succumbed to continual terrorism, corruption, and festival from the white carpetbaggers and their black Republican allies. by means of then, the state's Republican celebration consisted of white political leaders with none major white constituency. in line with Wetta, those weaknesses, in addition to useless federal intervention in line with a Democratic celebration insurgency, prompted the Republican social gathering to break down and Reconstruction to fail in Louisiana.

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The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History by Shane White

By Shane White

Via bright anecdotes and firsthand money owed, White and White extend our historic ear from the 1700s during the 1850s, displaying how profoundly slaves formed the yankee soundscape. The Sounds of Slavery permits us to snoop on the prior, offering a desirable, cutting edge, and available account of the aural size of slavery. “A interesting e-book . . . that brings to lifestyles the old soundscape of 18th- and 19th-century African american citizens at paintings, play, leisure, and prayer . . . This notable fulfillment calls for a spot in each assortment on African American and U.S. historical past and folklife. hugely recommended.” —Library Journal“The Sounds of Slavery won't simply be worthwhile to younger students, yet . . . to younger performers and composers, specially with the explosion of curiosity in ‘roots music,’ trying to find new assets of unique and searing music.” —Ran Blake, Christian technological know-how Monitor“Highly recommended.” —Michael Russert, Multicultural Review“A paintings of serious originality and insight.” —Ira Berlin, exotic college Professor, collage of Maryland“Shane White and Graham White’s ebook is a joy.” —Branford MarsalisShane White and Graham White, who're now not comparable, are professor and honorary affiliate, respectively, within the historical past division on the collage of Sydney, Australia. they're the coauthors of Stylin’: African American Expressive tradition, from Its commencing to the Zoot swimsuit

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The Underground Railroad in Michigan by Carol E. Mull

By Carol E. Mull

Notwithstanding residing a ways north of the Mason-Dixon line, many mid-nineteenth-century electorate of Michigan rose as much as protest the ethical offense of slavery; they released an abolitionist newspaper and based an anti-slavery society, in addition to a crusade for emancipation. via the 1840s, a popular abolitionist from Illinois had crossed the nation line to Michigan, constructing new stations at the Underground Railroad. This ebook is the 1st complete exploration of abolitionism and the community of break out from slavery within the kingdom. First-person money owed are interwoven with an expansive historic assessment of nationwide occasions to provide a clean exam of Michigan's serious position within the stream to finish American slavery.

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The Underground Railroad. Would You Help Them Escape? by Elaine Landau

By Elaine Landau

It's the early 1860s. Slavery is felony within the usa. courageous slaves attempt to break out to freedom alongside the key "Underground Railroad," yet they do not continually make it. What may you do? may you aid and safeguard the slaves from the slave catchers or may you persist with the legislations?

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