By Edmund S. Morgan
By Raymond H. Geselbracht
By Jeannie Weller Cooper
By Bob Alexander
By V. Elaine Thompson
"With its white columned houses and archetypal courthouse sq. Clinton, Louisiana, exudes the romantic air of mystery of a 'civilization long past with the wind.' Historians, in fact, needs to stability romance with realism. This booklet does accurately that. now not maybe considering the fact that James C. Bonner's vintage 1944 learn of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, Georgia, has any historian given extra sustained and considerate cognizance to the heritage of a small southern group. via cautious use of census facts and a variety of archival assets, Elaine Thompson takes readers at the back of the Greek Revival facades so cherished by way of advertisement movie makers to bare the substructure of slavery, violence, exploitation, and Reconstruction political strife that left an everlasting mark at the lifestyles and tradition of Clinton and the Florida parishes. even though post-1865 struggles in Clinton are much less dramatic than the racial massacres in different places, the Clinton event is extra average of the sluggish realignment of financial and social kin that observed the increase of Jim Crow practices in imprecise courthouse cities around the rural South. Thompson charts those advancements with perception and candor. This booklet represents a major step within the lengthy past due paintings of giving neighborhood southern groups the type of actual previous which could foster sincere engagement with difficulties of the current day."
--Clarence L. Mohr, writer, at the Threshold of Freedom: Masters and Slaves in Civil battle Georgia
By Nicole Anderson Yanoso
By William James Hubler Jr.
The Cliffs of Leavenworth is a Civil conflict novel. Leavenworth is a truly genuine and captivating city at the Ohio River in Indiana. A huge staff of good built accomplice squaddies go the Ohio to "buy" horses in Indiana. The small cities within the region have in basic terms citizen squaddies to guard them. All the healthy males have long gone to battle. This ragtag staff ultimately confronts the Confederates in a final ditch attempt to thwart their efforts in Leavenworth. The novel explores the lives and eventual interactions of individuals on either side. even supposing the paintings is fiction, the storyline is believable all alongside the way in which. Our state has lengthy benefited from the citizen infantrymen beginning with early military, domestic safeguard and resulting in the nationwide protect and Reserves this day. We owe all of them a good debt.
By Phil Cooper
Having veered thus far off track for thus lengthy, we now reside lower than the velvet-iron fist of a rogue govt that bears little resemblance to the government outlined within the usa structure. How did this take place? And what , if something, will we do?
These questions, and extra, are spoke back within the ebook those usa: The Founders' Blueprint for Restoring the US. Drawing from the event, braveness, and knowledge of our founding fathers and the instance they supplied for us, there's a transparent route to the recovery of our constitutional republic.
By Marsha Dean Phelts
In the one entire heritage of Florida’s American seashore thus far, Marsha Dean Phelts attracts jointly own interviews, photographs, newspaper articles, memoirs, maps, and legitimate files to reconstruct the nature and traditions of Amelia Island’s 200-acre African American neighborhood. In its heyday, while different shores grudgingly supplied in basic terms restricted entry, black tourists traveled as many as 1,000 miles down the east coast of the USA and countless numbers of miles alongside the Gulf coast to a beachfront that welcomed their business.
Beginning in 1781 with the Samuel Harrison domicile at the southern finish of Amelia Island, Phelts strains the beginning of the neighborhood to common Sherman’s targeted box Order No. 15, during which the Union granted many former accomplice coastal holdings, together with Harrison’s estate, to former slaves. She then follows the lineage of the 1st African American households identified to have settled within the region to descendants last there at the present time, together with these of Zephaniah Kingsley and his spouse, Anna Jai.
Moving in the course of the Jim Crow period, Phelts describes the improvement of yankee Beach’s predecessors within the early 1900s. eventually, she presents the fullest account thus far of the existence and contributions of Abraham Lincoln Lewis, the rich African American businessman who in 1935, as president of the Afro-American existence assurance corporation, initiated the acquisition and improvement of the tract of beach referred to as American seashore. From Lewis’s arrival at the scene, Phelts follows the community’s sustained improvement and development, highlighting landmarks just like the Ocean-Vu-Inn and the Blue Palace and concluding with a stirring plea for the upkeep of yankee seashore, that's at present threatened via encroaching development.
In a story filled with firsthand debts and "old-timer" tales, Phelts, who has vacationed at American seashore when you consider that she was once 4 and now lives there, often adopts the fashion of an oral historian to color what's eventually a private and intimate portrait of a neighborhood wealthy in history and culture.
By Annabelle M. Armstrong