Download PDF or read online Crucible of Reconstruction Book by Ted Tunnell and published by LSU Press. This book was released on 1992-07-01 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In late April, 1862, Union warships slipped past the Confederate river forts below New Orleans and blasted the Rebel fleet guarding the city. Advancing overland, General Benjamin F. Butler occupied New Orleans on May Day, and for the duration of the war the Stars and Stripes waved over the Confederacy's largest city. The reconstruction of Louisiana began almost immediately. In Crucible of Reconstruction, Ted Tunnell examines the byzantine complexities of Louisiana's restoration to the Union, from the capture of New Orleans to the downfall of the Radical Republicans a decade and a half later. He writes with insight about wartime Reconstruction and the period of presidential Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson, but his ultimate concern is with Radical Reconstruction and that uneasy coalition of Unionists, free blacks, and carpetbaggers that formed the Louisiana Republican party after Appomattox and struggled fitfully for a biracial society based on equality and justice. One of the distinguishing features of Crucible of Reconstruction is its concern with the origins of Radicalism. Tunnell finds that nearly two-thirds of Louisiana Unionists were actually outsiders, men who had come to Louisiana from the North or from abroad. Of the remainder, many had either been born in the border slave states that sided with the North in 1861 or had been deeply influenced by Northern culture. The free blacks were the most radical element of the Republican party and for a brief but critical moment actually dominated the reconstruction process; with a black majority in the constitutional convention of 1867-1868, they drafted a civil rights program that made Louisiana's Reconstruction constitution, along with South Carolina's, a model of Republican Radicalism. In the end, though, the carpetbaggers dominated Republican Reconstruction. Although few in number, they controlled the immense federal bureaucracy centered in New Orleans, and in a government that depended on support from Washington for its very survival, they alone had influence on the Potomac. For a generation historians have struggled to explain the destructive factionalism that crippled the Republican regimes in Louisiana and other Reconstruction states. In a thesis of wide applicability, Tunnel shows how Republican factionalism was actually rooted in a larger "crisis of legitimacy." Louisiana Republicans confronted enemies who challenged not merely their policies but their very right to exist, enemies whose overriding goal was to expunge the Republican party from the polity. Led by Governor Henry Clay Warmoth, a carpetbagger from Illinois, the Republicans responded to the crisis with a twofold strategy embodied in what Tunnell calls the policy of force and the policy of peace. The policy of force, while it partially deterred assaults on Republican voters, undermined northern support for Reconstruction. The policy of peace not only failed to conciliate white Louisianians, it generated the vicious factionalism that destroyed the Republican party from within. The Warmoth strategies were in fact mutually contradictory; they negated each other and demolished his government. In his final chapter, Tunnell recounts the career of Marshall Harvey Twitchell, a Vermont carpetbagger who settled in north Louisiana in 1866. Twitchell's tragic story, gleaned from his unpublished autobiography and government records, provides a stunningly immediate reminder of the violent and unlawful conditions that existed during the final years of Reconstruction in Louisiana. Tunnell's analyses of Unionism, of black and white political leadership, of Republican factionalism, and of the brutal eradication of Republicanism in the state make this one of the most fascinating and provocative of recent books on Reconstruction.
Download PDF or read online Lockett's Crucible Book by T. J. Johnston and published by . This book was released on 2019-07 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : James Lockett has a secret¿ and a problem.For now, no one knows that he helped a Confederate spy and her father escape a Union trap. Even so, a greater fear is being realized to his despair.With his impetuous younger brother arrested and falsely accused of treason, Lockett's only option is to agree to a special mission for General Rosecrans. As a major battle looms near Stones River, he must go behind enemy lines and retrieve critical information from the Union spy in Murfreesboro.
Download PDF or read online Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC Book by Kenneth J. Winkle and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2013-08-19 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom. In the late 1840s, Representative Abraham Lincoln resided at Mrs. Sprigg’s boardinghouse on Capitol Hill. Known as Abolition House, Mrs. Sprigg’s hosted lively dinner-table debates of antislavery politics by the congressional boarders. The unusually rapid turnover in the enslaved staff suggested that there were frequent escapes north to freedom from Abolition House, likely a cog in the underground railroad. These early years in Washington proved formative for Lincoln. In 1861, now in the White House, Lincoln could gaze out his office window and see the Confederate flag flying across the Potomac. Washington, DC, sat on the front lines of the Civil War. Vulnerable and insecure, the capital was rife with Confederate sympathizers. On the crossroads of slavery and freedom, the city was a refuge for thousands of contraband and fugitive slaves. The Lincoln administration took strict measures to tighten security and established camps to provide food, shelter, and medical care for contrabands. In 1863, a Freedman’s Village rose on the grounds of the Lee estate, where the Confederate flag once flew. The president and Mrs. Lincoln personally comforted the wounded troops who flooded wartime Washington. In 1862, Lincoln spent July 4 riding in a train of ambulances carrying casualties from the Peninsula Campaign to Washington hospitals. He saluted the “One-Legged Brigade” assembled outside the White House as “orators,” their wounds eloquent expressions of sacrifice and dedication. The administration built more than one hundred military hospitals to care for Union casualties. These are among the unforgettable scenes in Lincoln’s Citadel, a fresh, absorbing narrative history of Lincoln’s leadership in Civil War Washington. Here is the vivid story of how the Lincoln administration met the immense challenges the war posed to the city, transforming a vulnerable capital into a bastion for the Union.
Download PDF or read online Human Nurture Book by Ryan Calais Cameron and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-03-18 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : I don't agree with everything they say, but we do have a lot in common nowadays; anyway, I can't be racist, my best friend is Black. Roger and Harry's bond is so strong they could be brothers. They share the same food, music, computer games and even dreams... Everything other than their race. Roger is black, and Harry is white. But what does that matter, right? When Roger is re-homed, Harry is left behind in the care system, and these 'brothers' grow up in opposite ends of Britain's social spectrum. Then on Harry's birthday, Runaku (Roger's reclaimed Zimbabwean birth name) returns for a dream reunion that turns into a nightmare situation. Human Nurture is an explosive new play from Ryan Calais Cameron where nothing's off-limits: from innocent primary school humiliations to race, privilege, allyship and male vulnerability.
Download PDF or read online Visual Culture Approaches to the Selfie Book by Derek Conrad Murray and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-19 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This collection explores the cultural fascination with social media forms of self-portraiture, "selfies," with a specific interest in online self-imaging strategies in a Western context. This book examines the selfie as a social and technological phenomenon but also engages with digital self-portraiture as representation: as work that is committed to rigorous object-based analysis. The scholars in this volume consider the topic of online self-portraiture—both its social function as a technology-driven form of visual communication, as well as its thematic, intellectual, historical, and aesthetic intersections with the history of art and visual culture. This book will be of interest to scholars of photography, art history, and media studies.
Download PDF or read online Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia Book by South Australia. Parliament and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online Traditional Storytelling Today Book by Margaret Read MacDonald and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download PDF or read online Official Proceedings St. Louis Public Schools Book by St. Louis Public Schools (Saint Louis, Mo.) and published by . This book was released on 1915 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
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