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At the ballot box and in the halls of Jackson’s capitol building, Vicksburg voiced her opposition to secession and to the Civil War. But when the threat of Union attack was evident, Vicksburg ungrudgingly gave her support, in both materials and manpower, to the Confederacy. Hardcover.
This 38 x 26-inch full-color poster serves as a quick reference and study guide for the classroom or for anyone with an interest in Confederate history. In addition to its centrally placed map of Confederate Virginia, it includes photos of the state’s three generals, four lieutenant generals, four major generals, 20 Virginia Military Institute alumni and faculty general officers, and 66 commanders. Also pictured are 23 important Civil War sites that can be visited today, such as the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington and the Confederate Whitehouse in Richmond.
For several years, while he served in the Danzig senate, Hermann Rauschning discussed matters of religion, politics, and race with Hitler. This account begins in 1932, before most of the world was fully aware of Hitler’s destructive potential.
As Hurricane Katrina barreled towards New Orleans, Louisiana, hospitals across the city prepared for the coming storm. Staff members streamed in and began stockpiling food, water, medical supplies, and fuel. But what no one foresaw was that their emergency generators would flood and fail, leaving hospitals stranded in the rising water with no air conditioning or much of their equipment and unable to evacuate patients and staff by land. Throughout the devastating winds, rising waters, and August heat, nurses stuck by their patients. They improvised new emergency procedures and methods of record-keeping and patient transport, all without power or reliable information. These angels saved lives while their world fell apart around them.
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The Battle of Gettysburg left more than 57,000 soldiers dead, wounded, or missing. In this emotionally charged collection of personal accounts, the author pieces together experiences of Yankee, Rebel, soldier, and civilian. The battle is told solely through their eyes in a series of chronologically dated entries.
From his steamer voyage from jazz age New York to Cap Haitien to his punishing trek through the island’s interior jungle to his rapt, yet fearful, attendance at an authentic voodoo ceremony, Richard A. Loederer captures the sights, sounds, and sensations of this mysterious Caribbean republic.
“Interesting investigation and straightforward handling of sensational times and tricksters, of the cult of voodooism in all its manifestations.” Paperback.
When C. C. Robin first came to America in 1803, he wrote a three-volume description of his travels in the West Indies, Pensacola, and Louisiana. The author of this unusual book was a scientist and writer of note, but the story of his life is veiled in mystery. His remarkable memoir, originally published only in French, is now available for the first time to English readers. Paperback.
Originally published in 1936, Walking Tours of Old New Orleans is an invaluable guide for those who want to wander. Paperback.
Due to the brilliant designs of British general James Oglethorpe in the early 1700s, the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia, is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the country. With the help of this invaluable guide, saunter through Savannah’s history—filled streets and squares and tour the city’s oldest buildings and majestic homes, such as the Mercer House and the De Soto Hotel. Savor the histories and traditions of the relics of the romantic past and wander down the brick sidewalks under the city’s hundred-year-old oaks.
The sobering and brutal consequences of the Civil War off the battlefield are revealed in this examination of atrocities committed against civilians. Rationale for the Union’s “hard war” and the political ramifications of such a war set the foundation for Walter Cisco’s enlightening research. Styled the “Black Flag” campaign, the hard line was agreed to by Lincoln in a council with his generals in 1864, when he gave permission to wage unlimited war against civilians, including women and children.
During the Civil War, Southwest Virginia’s resources were essential to the South’s war effort, and its railroads were a lifeline to the rest of the Confederacy. The separation of West Virginia left the area vulnerable to invading Northern armies and led to continual evasions and battles.
The post Civil War period was one in which carpetbaggers from the Union took up positions of influence within the South and used the power of the occupying army for their own benefit. During his time in office, Henry Clay Warmoth was accused of such actions. War, Politics, and Reconstruction is his answer to those critics. Paperback.
The U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren attempted to transfer the balance of American political power from elected representatives to “a coalition of restless, ambitious power-seekers on the liberal-left,” charges author John Denton Carter. The Warren Court and the Constitution: A Critical View of Judicial Activism contends that the appointment of Warren as chief justice in 1953 launched the Supreme Court on a 16-year orgy of unprecedented judicial activism.
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