With Sabre And Scalpel The Autobiography Of A Soldier And Surgeon

Author: John Allan Wyeth
Editor: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376530032
Size: 13,96 MB
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With Sabre And Scalpel The Autobiography Of A Soldier And Surgeon

Author: Wyeth John a. (John Allan)
Editor: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781113499820
Size: 20,45 MB
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Bishops Bourbons And Big Mules

Author: J. Barry Vaughn
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318119
Size: 18,80 MB
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Bishops, Bourbons, and Big Mules tells the story of how the Episcopal Church gained influence over Alabama’s cultural, political, and economic arenas despite being a denominational minority in the state. The consensus of southern historians is that, since the Second Great Awakening, evangelicalism has dominated the South. This is certainly true when one considers the extent to which southern culture is dominated by evangelical rhetoric and ideas. However, in Alabama one non-evangelical group has played a significant role in shaping the state’s history. J. Barry Vaughn explains that, although the Episcopal Church has always been a small fraction (around 1 percent) of Alabama’s population, an inordinately high proportion, close to 10 percent, of Alabama’s significant leaders have belonged to this denomination. Many of these leaders came to the Episcopal Church from other denominations because they were attracted to the church’s wide degree of doctrinal latitude and laissez-faire attitude toward human frailty. Vaughn argues that the church was able to attract many of the state’s governors, congressmen, and legislators by positioning itself as the church of conservative political elites in the state--the planters before the Civil War, the “Bourbons” after the Civil War, and the “Big Mules” during industrialization. He begins this narrative by explaining how Anglicanism came to Alabama and then highlights how Episcopal bishops and congregation members alike took active roles in key historic movements including the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights Movement. Bishops, Bourbons, and Big Mules closes with Vaughn’s own predictions about the fate of the Episcopal Church in twenty-first-century Alabama.

In Search Of The Blues

Author: Marybeth Hamilton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786722142
Size: 15,59 MB
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In this extraordinary reconstruction of the origins of the blues, historian Marybeth Hamilton demonstrates that the story as we know it is largely a myth. Following the trail of characters like Howard Odum, who combed Mississippi's back roads with a cylinder phonograph to record vagrants, John and Alan Lomax, who prowled Southern penitentiaries and unearthed the rough, melancholy vocals of Leadbelly, and James McKune, a recluse whose record collection came to define the primal sounds of the Delta blues, Hamilton reveals this musical form to be the culmination of a longstanding white fascination with the exotic mysteries of black music. By excavating the history of the Delta blues, Hamilton reveals the extent to which American culture has been shaped by white fantasies of racial difference.

The Cavalry Of The Army Of The Cumberland

Author: Dennis W. Belcher
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623961
Size: 19,27 MB
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During its two-year history, the cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland fought the Confederates in some of the most important actions of the Civil War, including Stones River, Chickamauga, the Tullahoma Campaign, the pursuit of Joseph Wheeler in October 1863 and the East Tennessee Campaign. They battled with legendary Confederate cavalry units commanded by Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Hunt Morgan, Wheeler and others. By October 1864, the cavalry grew from eight regiments to four divisions—composed of units from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Tennessee—before participating in Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, where the Union cavalry suffered 30 percent casualties. This history of the Army of the Cumberland’s cavalry units analyzes their success and failures and re-evaluates their alleged poor service during the Atlanta Campaign.

Loyalty And Loss

Author: Margaret M. Storey
Editor: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807130223
Size: 20,28 MB
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Though slavery was widespread and antislavery sentiment rare in Alabama, there emerged a small loyalist population, mostly in the northern counties, that persisted in the face of overwhelming odds against their cause. Margaret M. Storey’s welcome study uncovers and explores those Alabamians who maintained allegiance to the Union when their state seceded in 1861—and beyond. Storey’s extensive, groundbreaking research discloses a socioeconomically diverse group that included slaveholders and nonslaveholders, business people, professionals, farmers, and blacks. By considering the years 1861–1874 as a whole, she clearly connects loyalists’ sometimes brutal wartime treatment with their postwar behavior.

This Man S Army

Author: John Allan Wyeth
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037795
Size: 11,15 MB
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This is an autobiographical account of Wyeth's service in France and Belgium from 1917-1919, detailing his duties as interpreter, messenger, and occasionally sentry while traveling town by town toward the German Hindenburg line.

Rock Of Chickamauga

Author: Freeman Cleaves
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806119786
Size: 11,11 MB
Format: PDF
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General George H. Thomas, the “Rock of Chickamauga” of the history books, was a Virginian who chose the northern side in the Civil War. While Thomas was considered a traitor by his family, his military superiors regarded him with a certain mistrust because of his southern background. Nonetheless, Thomas was prominent in the battles of Mill Springs, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, and Nashville, and was immortalized at Chickamauga, where he tenaciously held the field until ordered to withdraw.