Our One Common Country

Author: James Conroy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493004115
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Our One Common Country from the Author: James Conroy. Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between the States. In this well written and highly documented book, James B. Conroy describes in fascinating detail what happened when leaders from both sides came together to try to end the hostilities. The meeting was meant to end the fighting on peaceful terms. It failed, however, and the war dragged on for two more bloody, destructive months. Through meticulous research of both primary and secondary sources, Conroy tells the story of the doomed peace negotiations through the characters who lived it. With a fresh and immediate perspective, Our One Common Country offers a thrilling and eye-opening look into the inability of our nation’s leaders to find a peaceful solution. The failure of the Hamptons Roads Conference shaped the course of American history and the future of America’s wars to come.

One Common Country For One Common People

Author: Mary E. C. Drew
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462887201
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One Common Country For One Common People from the Author: Mary E. C. Drew. "The negro will not be alarmed at the unjust talk against him, as is often uttered by Mr. Tillman, of South Carolina. He will not be sent to the island of the sea to please Mr. Graves, of Georgia. The negro is here to stay, to work, to learn, to obey, to pray and to accumulate property and to become a responsible factor in his own country and nation." --Dr. John Jefferson Smallwood September 25, 1903 "John J. Smallwood is the most eloquent negro orator that has ever spoken in Steubenville. He is dark in complexion, rather fine looking, a plain but substantial dresser, unassuming in his manners, a profound scholar, and a master of the pure English. He has a full round voice, very eloquent as a speaker, logical, graceful, and convincing. Upon the subject of the "Negro Problem" he has no equal in this country." The Steubenville Weekly Herald Star September 25, 1903 "His style of oratory, which is dignified and graceful, is suggestive of that of Hon., Frederick Douglass, and his friends, of whom he has a host, numbering among them some of the leading men and women in New England, say that in time he will surpass Douglass." The Boston Globe November 16, 1890 "On my return to America, on the question of labor, I learned that a colored man could better represent his race upon such issues when they came before the public." Dr. John Jefferson Smallwood The Boston Sunday Globe November 16, 1890 "But through the broader knowledge which cultivated intelligence brings, Dr. Smallwood has not stopped at the race question, but has entered upon the agitation of temperance and labor, topics affecting American citizens, white and colored." The Boston Globe November 16, 1890 The Boston Gl "I was only twelve years of age when I ran away from my birthplace of Rich Square, NC . . . I walked sixty miles from N.C. into the town of Franklin [VA] where my poor, slave-born father and mother once lived and where my great but misguided grandfather was executed Aug. [1831]. I speak of my grandfather (Nat Turner) who led the Southampton Insurrection in [1831] as being "great." I do not mean in a foolish, unselfish way but as a fact." November 16, 1890 DDDDr. John Jefferson Smallwood December 26, 1903

Lincoln S White House

Author: James B. Conroy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442251352
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Lincoln S White House from the Author: James B. Conroy. Lincoln’s White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865.

Our Common Country

Author: Susan Sessions Rugh
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253339102
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Our Common Country from the Author: Susan Sessions Rugh. Agrarian ideology flourished in the nineteenth-century Midwest, where countless settler families carved homesteads out of the prairie and nurtured ideals that we consider distinctively American--independence, democracy, community, piety. Our Common Country explains the making of the family farm culture in the heartland by telling the story of families in rural Fountain Green, Illinois, from settlement to century's end. A richly textured social history narrative of people the reader will come to know, the book examines three themes: changing cultural identities, the expansion of the market, and the adoption of class-based gender ideologies. The author features a major political conflict in each stage of market expansion--the Mormon troubles, the Civil War, and the Grange protest--to highlight the transformations that took place. Susan Sessions Rugh claims that, despite the Midwest's reputation of cultural homogeneity, rural society was an amalgamation of culturally distinct groups of white, native-born farm people. She shows how civil society and religious community in small towns like Fountain Green sustained an agrarian patriarchy which mediated the market encounter. As expanding corporate power and gender tensions threatened rural society in the last third of the nineteenth century, Rugh argues that the out-migration of rural people ironically diffused agrarian values throughout the nation. Not just a local story, Susan Rugh connects events in Fountain Green to larger regional and national developments in politics, the economy, and society. Our Common Country convincingly demonstrates that the transformation of the countryside was as important as the rise of the city to the evolution of the Middle West and the making of modern America. By so doing it argues for the vitality of rural history to understanding our past, and to appreciating the meaning of pastoralism to American identity.

Team Of Rivals

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743270754
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Team Of Rivals from the Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin. An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War.

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 6177279767
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from the Author: Malala Yousafzai. Доля жінки в Пакистані визначена наперед: бути покірною дружиною, догоджати чоловікові й виховувати дітей. Але 1997 року народилася «інакша» дівчинка. Вона хотіла ходити в школу, носити яскравий одяг і не ховати обличчя. В цей час владу в її рідних краях, в долині Сват, захопив «Талібан». За найменшу провину перед «законом» терористи карали людей побоями і навіть смертю. Героїня і авторка цієї книжки розуміла важливість освіти і боронила права жінок, за що й отримала кулю в голову... Її звуть Малала. І це тільки початок її історії...

Our Common Country

Author: Warren Gamaliel Harding
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826214546
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Our Common Country from the Author: Warren Gamaliel Harding. Also, the domestic economy's boom was turning to a bust and the national debt was expanding. The general consensus of Americans was that "things had gone to hell in a handbasket."" "In an effort to case the minds of troubled and confused Americans, President Harding tried to provide them with inspiration. Addressing different groups of the populace - mothers, veterans, patriots, farmers, businessmen, the press - he sought to send a consistent personal message of reassurance."--BOOK JACKET.

Citizen Lincoln

Author: Ward McAfee
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594541124
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Citizen Lincoln from the Author: Ward McAfee. In modern times, some critics have belittled Abraham Lincoln's antislavery resolve as shallow. Some have portrayed him as a passive president, waiting upon the bold initiatives of others. 'Citizen Lincoln' regards him differently. First, it portrays Lincoln's animus against slavery as rooted in the highest ideals of the American Revolution, which he saw as being corrupted in his own time. Second, it analyses Lincoln's supposed 'passivity' as more aptly defined as wise caution. Lincoln learned as a legislator, first in Illinois and later in the United States Congress, that bold initiatives often backfire and fail to fulfil original intentions. In the state legislature, Lincoln supported a dramatic internal-improvements project that collapsed in the midst of a national depression. Lincoln also boldly opposed the Mexican War in Congress, only to see his cause evaporate as soon as a peace treaty was drafted with Mexico. In both instances, his timing was faulty. He had rushed into taking rigid policy positions when greater caution would have reaped better results. But in both instances, he learned lessons that would hold him in good stead later. Lincoln as president was wisely cautious, knowing that bold action could only disrupt the delicate coalition that kept the Union cause moving forward to victory. Harriet Beecher Stowe described Lincoln's unique strength as "swaying to every influence, yielding on this side and on that to popular needs, yet tenaciously and inflexibly bound to carry its great end". She wisely added that no other kind of strength could have seen the nation through the worst trial in its history. In filling this role, Abraham Lincoln fulfilled that which he had long regarded as his personal mission within the larger context of his nation's providential destiny.