General William Dorsey Pender: A Biography by Edward G. Longacre

By Edward G. Longacre

The gifted William Dorsey Pender is a chief instance of the virtue held by way of the Confederacy in junior-level commanders throughout the beginning months of the Civil warfare. Pender, a local North Carolinian, graduated within the most sensible 1/2 the West element category of 1856.
One of the 1st Southern-born officials to provide his companies to the Confederacy. Pender first got here to prominence through the Seven Days’ Battles, whilst a couple of junior accomplice officials took daring motion to counter the battlefield error of a few in their better-known superiors.
Pender quickly constructed a name as Robert E. Lee’s favourite brigade commander. After extra able provider at Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Pender was once promoted to divisional command. Arriving at Gettysburg at the first day of the conflict, Pender’s troops from Georgia, South Carolina and his personal North Carolina performed a huge position in riding the veteran Union I Corps from the city. regrettably, Pender sustained what firstly appeared a minor wound later within the conflict and died of problems after the accomplice retreat again to Virginia. the lack of the less-populous Confederacy to interchange key figures comparable to Pender used to be a major reason behind the final word Southern defeat.

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Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire by Carla J. Mulford

By Carla J. Mulford

Drawing from Benjamin Franklin's released and unpublished papers, together with letters, notes, and marginalia, Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire examines how the early glossy liberalism of Franklin's younger highbrow existence helped foster his imaginative and prescient of independence from Britain that turned his hallmark fulfillment. within the early chapters, Carla Mulford explores the effect of Franklin's kinfolk historical past - in particular their tricky occasions in the course of the English Civil battle - on Franklin's highbrow lifestyles and his own and political goals.

The book's heart chapters convey how Franklin's fascination with British imperial approach grew from his personal analyses of the monetary, environmental, and advertisement strength of North the US. Franklin's involvement in Pennsylvania's politics led him to plot innovations for financial balance, intercolonial alternate, Indian affairs, and imperial protection that might have assisted the British Empire in its attempt to take over the realm. while Franklin discovered that the pursuits of British ministers have been to subordinate colonists in a process that assisted the lives of Britons in England yet undermined the health of North americans, he started to criticize the objectives of British imperialism. Mulford argues that Franklin's shy away from the British Empire started within the 1750s - now not the 1770s, as so much historians have prompt - and happened because of Franklin's perceptive analyses of what the British Empire used to be doing not only within the American colonies yet in eire and India.

In the final chapters, Mulford finds how Franklin eventually grew restive, shaped alliances with French intellectuals and the courtroom of France, and condemned the activities of the British Empire and imperial politicians. As a complete, Mulford's booklet offers a clean studying of a much-admired founding father, suggesting how Franklin's notion of the freedoms espoused in England's a long time previous Magna Carta will be discovered within the political lifetime of the recent American nation.

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The Great Peshtigo Fire: An Eyewitness Account by Peter Pernin

By Peter Pernin

Reverend Peter Pernin was once the parish priest for Peshtigo and within sight Marinette, whose church buildings burned to the floor. He released his account of the fireplace in 1874. The past due William speak Haygood served as editor of the Wisconsin journal of History from 1957 to 1975. He ready this model of dad Pernin's account at the get together of the Peshtigo Fire's centennial in 1971. Foreword author Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona nation college in Tempe and writer of diverse books on wildland fireplace, together with Fire in America.

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A Companion to Los Angeles (Wiley Blackwell Companions to by William Deverell,Greg Hise

By William Deverell,Greg Hise

This Companion includes 25 unique essays via writers and students who current a professional evaluate of the easiest and most crucial paintings to this point at the complicated historical past of la.

  • The first Companion supplying a historic survey of la, incorporating severe, multi-disciplinary topics and cutting edge scholarship
  • Features essays from quite a number disciplines, together with historical past, political technology, cultural reports, and geography
  • Photo essays and ‘contemporary voice’ sections mix with conventional historiographic essays to supply a multi-dimensional view of this vivid and numerous city
  • Essays hide the most important issues within the box inside of a thematic constitution, together with demography, social unrest, politics, pop culture, structure, and concrete studies

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The Around the Rim Flight by Miriam Orr Seymour

By Miriam Orr Seymour

A daily narrative magazine of the 1919 round the Rim Flight ordered via Gen. Billy Mitchell to illustrate the development of aviation and specifically using airplane for army reasons. additionally the staff of 3 pilots and mechanics have been consigned the general public family members activity to inspire municipalities to construct airports. The foreword is by way of recognized writer Robert J. Serling.

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Confederate Political Economy: Creating and Managing a by Michael Brem Bonner

By Michael Brem Bonner

In accomplice Political economic climate, Michael Bonner means that the accomplice kingdom was once an expedient corporatist kingdom -- a society that required all sectors of the economic climate to paintings for the nationwide curiosity, as outlined by means of a partnership of commercial leaders and a dominant govt. As Bonner exhibits, the features of the accomplice States' political financial system incorporated smooth organizational tools that reflected the commercial panorama of different overdue nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century corporatist governments.

Southern leaders, Bonner argues, have been slave-owning agricultural capitalists who sought a counterrevolution opposed to northern liberal capitalism. in the course of secession and because the battle advanced, they equipped and bolstered accomplice nationalism via particular centralized executive guidelines. reinforced by means of the accomplice structure, those rules advanced right into a political tradition that allowed for big government powers, facilitated an anti-party ideology, and subordinated person rights. furthermore, the South's loss of commercial ability pressured the Confederacy to pursue a curious production coverage that used either deepest businesses and nationwide possession to provide munitions. This symbiotic courting used to be only one portion of the Confederacy's expedient corporatist kingdom: different wartime regulations like conscription, the family passport method, and administration of southern railroads additionally exhibited unmistakable corporatist features. Bonner's probing study and new comparative research extend our knowing of the complicated association and relationships in accomplice political and monetary tradition in the course of the Civil War.

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Grass of the Earth: The Story of A Norwegian Immigrant by Aagot Raaen

By Aagot Raaen

this is often a fascinating, richly targeted biography of a relatives of Norwegian immigrant homesteaders in jap North Dakota within the overdue 1800s. Educator and international traveller Aagot Raaen wrote this memory past due in her lifestyles. Like Giants within the Earth and outdated Jules, Grass of the Earth bargains frankly with a darker facet of pioneer lifestyles at the prairie.

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Virginia Slave Narratives (Federal Writers' Project Slave by FWP Federal Writers Project

By FWP Federal Writers Project

From 1936 to 1938, the Works tasks management (WPA) commissioned writers to assemble the existence histories of former slaves. This paintings was once compiled below the Franklin Roosevelt management through the New Deal and monetary aid and restoration software. each one access represents an oral heritage of a former slave or a descendant of a former slave and his or her own account of existence in the course of slavery and emancipation. those interviews have been released as sort written files that have been tough to learn. This new version has been enlarged and more suitable for better legibility. No library assortment in Virginia will be entire and not using a replica of Virginia Slave Narratives.

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The Port Huron Statement: Sources and Legacies of the New by Richard Flacks,Nelson Lichtenstein

By Richard Flacks,Nelson Lichtenstein

The Port Huron assertion was once an important manifesto of the recent Left pupil circulate of the Nineteen Sixties. firstly drafted through Tom Hayden and debated over the process 3 days in 1962 at a gathering of pupil leaders, the assertion was once issued via scholars for a Democratic Society as their founding rfile. Its key suggestion, "participatory democracy," proved a watchword for Sixties radicalism that has additionally reemerged in well known protests from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street.

Featuring essays by way of a number of the unique members in addition to widespread students who have been inspired through the manifesto, The Port Huron Statement probes the origins, content material, and modern effect of the record that heralded the emergence of a colourful New Left in American tradition and politics. commencing with an essay by way of Tom Hayden that gives a sweeping mirrored image at the document's enduring value, the quantity explores the varied highbrow and cultural roots of the assertion, the uneasy dynamics among liberals and radicals that resulted in and this convergence, the methods participatory democracy used to be outlined and deployed within the Sixties, and the continued resonances this concept has for political routine this day. An appendix contains the full textual content of the unique document.

The Port Huron Statement deals a brilliant portrait of a different second within the historical past of radicalism, exhibiting that the information that encouraged a iteration of younger radicals greater than part a century in the past are only as very important and provocative today.

Contributors: Robert Cohen, Richard Flacks, Jennifer Frost, Daniel Geary, Barbara Haber, Grace Elizabeth Hale, Tom Hayden, Michael Kazin, Nelson Lichtenstein, Jane Mansbridge, Lisa McGirr, James Miller, Robert J. S. Ross, Michael Vester, Erik Olin Wright.

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Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical by Brian D. Behnken,Gregory D. Smithers,Simon Wendt

By Brian D. Behnken,Gregory D. Smithers,Simon Wendt

Contributions by means of Tunde Adeleke, Brian D. Behnken, Minkah Makalani, Benita Roth, Gregory D. Smithers, Simon Wendt, and Danielle L. Wiggins
Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by means of the yankee public and via students for generations. traditionally maligned by way of their friends and via the lay public as inauthentic or illegitimate, black intellectuals have came across their paintings misused, neglected, or discarded. Black intellectuals have additionally been reductively put into one or major different types: they're often deemed liberal or, much less usually, as conservative. The participants to this quantity discover numerous favorite intellectuals, from left-leaning leaders corresponding to W. E. B. Du Bois to conservative intellectuals like Thomas Sowell, from recognized black feminists corresponding to Patricia Hill Collins to Marxists like Claudia Jones, to underscore the range of black highbrow notion within the usa. members additionally situate the advance of the traces of black highbrow suggestion in the broader background from which those tendencies emerged. the end result gathers essays that supply access right into a host of wealthy highbrow traditions.

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