Lone Star Blue and Gray: Essays on Texas and the Civil War by Robert Wooster,Ralph Wooster

By Robert Wooster,Ralph Wooster

From the sour disputes over secession to the ways that the clash will be remembered, Texas and Texans have been stuck up within the momentous struggles of the yank Civil War.

Tens of hundreds of thousands of Texans joined army devices, and scarcely a family within the nation used to be unaffected as moms and other halves assumed new roles in dealing with farms and plantations. nonetheless others grappled with the large social, political, and monetary alterations wrought through the bloodiest clash in American history.

The 16 essays (eleven of them new) from a few of the best historians within the box within the moment variation of Lone celebrity Blue and Gray illustrate the wealthy traditions and carrying on with energy of Texas Civil conflict scholarship.

besides those articles, editors Ralph A. and Robert Wooster supply a succinct creation to the conflict and Texas and suggested readings for these looking extra investigations of almost each element of the conflict as skilled within the Lone superstar State.
 

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The King of Greenpoint Peter McGuinness (North Brooklyn by Geoffrey Cobb

By Geoffrey Cobb

Arguably the main colourful baby-kisser Brooklyn ever produced, Peter J. McGuinness got here to personify operating classification Greenpoint among the 2 international wars. His vivacity, wit and outrageous antics became mythical. the 1st e-book ever released approximately this outrageous character and the made from exhaustive archival study, King of Greenpoint describes McGuinness not likely upward thrust from longshoreman and beginner boxer to political domination because the final “ Tammany corridor” sort ward boss in big apple urban history.

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John Surratt: Rebel, Lincoln Conspirator, Fugitive by Frederick Hatch

By Frederick Hatch

John Harrison Surratt, Jr., was once a courier for the accomplice mystery carrier and the one considered one of John Wilkes Booth’s co-conspirators within the Lincoln assassination plot to flee putting by means of the U.S. executive. Fleeing vengeful professionals within the wake of the assassination, Surratt traveled via 3 continents and served within the Papal Zouaves sooner than being arrested in Egypt. His 1867 trial used to be a sensation, finishing in a hung jury. Upon his liberate, he sought a quiet lifestyles clear of the highlight yet privately suffered the implications of his acts. the main entire learn of Surratt’s lifestyles to this point, this publication addresses many unanswered questions and considers theories that experience bought little attention.

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The Americanization of a Rural Immigrant Church: The General by Dennis D. Engbrecht

By Dennis D. Engbrecht

The function of this learn, first released in 1990, is to enquire the Americanization of an immigrant church in rural North the USA. The learn specializes in common convention Mennonites who got here from Russia and east Europe to settle in primary Kansas in 1874. The Americanization of a Rural Immigrant Church may be of curiosity to scholars of yank and rural historical past.

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This Terrible Sound: THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA by Peter Cozzens

By Peter Cozzens

When North and South met one of the desolate mountains of northwestern Georgia in 1863, they begun one of many bloodiest and such a lot decisive campaigns of the Civil battle. The climactic conflict of Chickamauga lasted simply days, but it was once approximately as high priced as Gettysburg, with casualties one of the maximum within the war.

 

In this research of the crusade, the 1st to seem in over thirty years and the main entire account ever written on Chickamauga, Peter Cozzens offers a bright narrative approximately an engagement that used to be an important to the result of the warfare within the West. Drawing upon a wealth of formerly untapped assets, Cozzens deals startling new interpretations that problem the normal knowledge on key moments of the conflict, equivalent to Rosecrans's fateful order to common wooden and Thomas's ancient protection of Horseshoe Ridge.

 

Chickamauga was once a conflict of overlooked possibilities, stupendous tactical mistakes, and savage struggling with by way of the lads in ranks. Cozzens writes movingly of either the heroism and discomfort of the typical infantrymen and of the strengths and tragic flaws in their commanders. more suitable by way of the designated conflict maps and unique sketches via the famous artist Keith Rocco, this ebook will attract all Civil warfare fans and scholars of army history.

 

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The Lost History of Ancient America by Frank Joseph

By Frank Joseph

The misplaced historical past of historical America offers new proof of transoceanic viewers to the United States, countless numbers, even millions, of years prior to Christopher Columbus was once born. Its 20 eminent participants are specialists in numerous fields, from botany, biology, and prehistoric engineering to underwater archaeology, archaeo-astronomy, and Bronze Age warfare.

In precedent days, the ocean was once now not an impassable barrier isolating our ancestors from the skin international, yet a street taking them to each nook of it. by no means earlier than and nowhere else has lots proof proving the influence made on the USA via in a foreign country viewers been assembled.

You will research about:

  • A chain of stonewalls throughout southern Illinois that has stood for the final millennia.
  • A great quantity of vegetation flourishing during the usa and Canada that originated greater than 20 centuries ago.
  • Underwater ruins lately stumbled on off the coast of Oregon.
  • Bronze Age oil wells in Pennsylvania.
  • And a lot, a lot more.

    The misplaced heritage of historic America ends the talk among cultural diffusionists—who have continually identified that our old ancestors didn't contemplate the ocean an impassable barrier—and cultural isolationists, who've been both yes that people lacked the information and braveness for international navigation till a bit greater than 500 years ago.

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    Maryland's Lower Susquehanna River Valley: Where the River by David A. Berry

    By David A. Berry

    The Susquehannocks navigated its apartments, Captain John Smith made camp on its islands and George Washington crossed its vast waters. The Susquehanna River Valley opens the place the amazing Susquehanna meets the Chesapeake Bay, revealing a land of extraordinary good looks and storied historical past. From John O�Neill�s valiant safety of Havre de Grace within the warfare of 1812 to the arrivals of the B&O Railroad, Aberdeen Proving floor, and Conawingo Dam, the area has witnessed greatness and alter in equivalent degree. David Berry takes his readers to a spot the place background lives along such loved hobbies as crusing, fishing, decoy carving, and thoroughbred racing. With wit and a deft hand, Berry captures the essence of the Susquehanna River Valley�s charm.

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    Lehigh Acres (Images of America) by Carla Ulakovic

    By Carla Ulakovic

    Lehigh Acres emerged from an expanse of southwest Florida's wild lands a result of imaginative and prescient of industrialist, inventor, and self-made millionaire Leonard Lee Ratner and his company companions within the Lee County Land and name corporation. For Ratner, southwest Florida represented a land of chance. In 1952, he bought fortunate Lee Ranch in jap Lee County as a way to take care of his fortune; notwithstanding, an opportunity assembly in Miami with Gerald Gould, a tender ads govt, eternally replaced the way forward for this Florida ranchland. They shaped an organization, all started subdividing the land, and devised a advertising plan to draw dealers from the Midwest and Northeast through promoting desires in "a golden land of chance" and touting a normal temperature of seventy four levels. quickly, roadways, version houses, the Lehigh Acres state membership and lodge, and an ultramodern auditorium introduced the group to existence. because the many years moved on, the company's holdings grew to 60,000 acres, making Lehigh Acres one of many biggest subdivided groups within the state. wealthy in normal attractiveness, facilities, and actions, the dynamic advertising staff convincingly bought many at the inspiration "that you need not be a millionaire to dwell like one" in Lehigh Acres.

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    Greyslaer: a Romance of the Mohawk by Hoffman,Charles Fenno

    By Hoffman,Charles Fenno

    in contrast to another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we haven't used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this ends up in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photos similar to graphics, maps, sketches and so on we now have endeavoured to maintain the standard of those pictures, so that they characterize correctly the unique artefact. even though sometimes there's definite imperfections with those outdated texts, we believe they should be made to be had for destiny generations to enjoy.

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    Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and Times of Henry by Archie K. Davis

    By Archie K. Davis

    Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-63), one of many youngest colonels within the accomplice military, died on the age of twenty-one whereas top the twenty-sixth North Carolina regiment into motion on the conflict of Gettysburg. during this delicate biography, initially released by means of UNC Press in 1985, Archie Davis offers a revealing portrait of the younger man's personality and a impressive instance of a soldier who selflessly fulfilled his accountability. Drawing on Burgwyn's personal letters and diary, Davis additionally deals a desirable glimpse into North Carolina society in the course of the antebellum interval and the Civil War.

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