America S Buried History

Author: Kenneth R. Rutherford
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Despite all that has been published on the American Civil War, one aspect that has never received the in-depth attention it deserves is the widespread use of landmines across the Confederacy. These “infernal devices” dealt death and injury in nearly every Confederate state and influenced the course of the war. Kenneth R. Rutherford rectifies this oversight with America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War, the first book devoted to a comprehensive analysis and history of the fascinating and important topic. Modern landmines were used for the first time in history on a widespread basis during the Civil War when the Confederacy, in desperate need of an innovative technology to overcome significant deficits in materiel and manpower, employed them. The first American to die from a victim-activated landmine was on the Virginia Peninsula in early 1862 during the siege of Yorktown. Their use set off explosive debates inside the Confederate government and within the ranks of the army over the ethics of using “weapons that wait.” As Confederate fortunes dimmed, leveraging low-cost weapons like landmines became acceptable and even desirable. The controversial weapon was the brainchild of Confederate General Gabriel J. Rains (who had experimented with explosive booby traps in Florida two decades earlier during the Seminole Wars, and other Confederates soldiers developed a sundry of landmine varieties, including command-controlled and victim-activated. The devices saw extensive use in Virginia, at Port Hudson in Louisiana, in Georgia, the Trans-Mississippi Theater, during the closing weeks of the war in the Carolinas, and in harbors and rivers in multiple states. Debates over the ethics of using mine warfare did not end in 1865, and are still being waged to this day. Dr. Rutherford, who is known worldwide for his work in the landmine discipline, and who himself lost his legs to a mine in Africa, relies on a host of primary and secondary research to demonstrate how and why the mines were built, how and where they were deployed, the effects of their use, and the reactions of those who suffered from their deadly blasts. America’s Buried History is an important contribution to the literature on one of the most fundamental, contentious, and significant modern conventional weapons. According to some estimates, by the early 1990s landmines were responsible for more than 26,000 deaths each year worldwide. Landmines, argues Dr. Rutherford, transitioned from “tools of cowards” and “offenses against democracy and civilized warfare” to an accepted form of warfare until the early 1990s. The genesis of this acceptance began during the American Civil War.

America S Buried History

Author: Kenneth R. Rutherford
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"America's Buried History traces the development of landmines from their first use before the Civil War, to the early use of naval mines, through the establishment of the Confederacy's Army Torpedo Bureau, the world's first institution devoted to developing, producing, and fielding mines in warfare."--Provided by publisher,

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Denmark Vesey

Author: David M. Robertson
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307483738
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In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, David Robertson illuminates the shadowy figure who planned a slave rebellion so daring that, if successful, it might have changed the face of the antebellum South. This is the story of a man who, like Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X, is a complex yet seminal hero in the history of African American emancipation. Denmark Vesey was a charasmatic ex-slave--literate, professional, and relatively well-off--who had purchased his own freedom with the winnings from a lottery. Inspired by the success of the revolutionary black republic in Haiti, he persuaded some nine thousand slaves to join him in a revolt. On a June evening in 1822, having gathered guns, and daggers, they were to converge on Charleston, South Carolina, take the city's arsenal, murder the populace, burn the city, and escape by ship to Haiti or Africa. When the uprising was betrayed, Vesey and seventy-seven of his followers were executed, the matter hushed by Charleston's elite for fear of further rebellion. Compelling, informative, and often disturbing, this book is essential to a fuller understanding of the struggle against slavery.

America S Buried Past

Author: Gordon Cortis Baldwin
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A report of early Indian cultures from the primitive nomadic tribes that populated North America 25,000 years ago to the Temple Mound Indians of the southeast. Grades 6-9.

Reclamation Era

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America S Buried Children

Author: Patricia Cheatham Cobb, Ph.d.
Editor: PATRICIA A. CHEATHAM COBB,
ISBN: 1419625330
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Married, and photographed together, in late 1860âs ** Alabama, the author's Mulatto great-grandmother and Caucasian great- grandfatherâs photograph appears on the cover and in the body of this novel. Seventeen photographs taken during the 1880âs(tintype),1890âs,and from early 1900 to 1920, of the author's mixed-race African American, White and Native American (Chickasaw) family serve as the catalyst for this graphic novel. The photographs in AMERICAâS BURIED CHILDREN speak volumes for the idiomatic expression âpictures donât lie.â The oralhistory narrative, relating to the family members in the photographs,along with fictionalized anecdotals of day-to-day events, accompanies the photographs and computer-generated color graphic clipart. After reading and discussing, in a college class in 1984, how playwright Adrienne Kennedy uses the format of a play "The Owl Answers," to acknowledge her White and African American ancestry, this authorbecame inspired to move "center stage" and share her tri-racial familyâs oral and photographic history. Nonetheless, it is playwright, Sam Shephardâs play, "Buried Child," about a dysfunctional family sharing a secret that the author views as a metaphor for America as a family. Thismetaphorical premise the author uses in this graphic novel to reveal how America, as a dysfunctional family, shares a historical(LEGALIZED CONCUBINAGE)andfamilial secret(MULATTOS PASSING AS WHITE)that touches and influences the lives of all Americans. ** interracial sex and marriage was illegal (state constitution)in Alabama until 2000.

The Bicentennial Of The United States Of America

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The Buried Mirror

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395924990
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An exploration of Spanish culture in Spain and the Americas traces the social, political, and economic forces that created that culture

Americanist Approaches To The Book Of Mormon

Author: Elizabeth Fenton
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190221925
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As the sacred text of a modern religious movement of global reach, The Book of Mormon has undeniable historical significance. That significance, this volume shows, is inextricable from the intricacy of its literary form and the audacity of its historical vision. This landmark collection brings together a diverse range of scholars in American literary studies and related fields to definitively establish The Book of Mormon as an indispensable object of Americanist inquiry not least because it is, among other things, a form of Americanist inquiry in its own right--a creative, critical reading of "America." Drawing on formalist criticism, literary and cultural theory, book history, religious studies, and even anthropological field work, Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon captures as never before the full dimensions and resonances of this "American Bible."

Buried Beneath Us

Author: Anthony Aveni
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1596439130
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A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow—and eventually cause their destruction—told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America. You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map—thousands of years before Europeans first colonized North America—other cities were here? They grew up, fourished, and eventually disappeared in the same places that modern cities like St. Louis and Mexico City would later appear. In the pages of this book, you'll find the astonishing story of how they grew from small settlements to booming city centers—and then crumbled into ruins.

The Buried Past

Author: John L. Cotter
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812231422
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The Buried Past presents the most significant archaeological discoveries made in one of America's most historic cities. Based on more than thirty years of intensive archaeological investigations in the greater Philadelphia area, this study contains the first record of many nationally important sites linking archaeological evidence to historical documentation, including Interdependence and Valley Forge National Historical Parks. It provides an archaeological tour through the houses and life-ways of both the great figures and the common people. It reveals how people dined, what vessels and dishes they used, and what their trinkets (and secret sins) were.

Arlington National Cemetery Shrine To America S Heroes

Author: James Edward Peters
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Arlington National Cemetery is America's most treasured national burial ground, steeped in history and the site of our most solemn, national memories. "Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes" is a definitive guide that describes Arlington, its history, and its heroes.

Buried History

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Secrets Underground

Author: Elizabeth MacLeod
Editor: Annick Press
ISBN: 9781554516308
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Looks at several secret tunnels and underground chambers in North America, from the buried city of Tenochtitlan, to a Cold War era bunker designed to protect politicians in the event of a nuclear war.

Asia And The Americas

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America History And Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

A Bibliography Of The Writings On Georgia History 1900 1970

Author: Arthur Ray Rowland
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