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“Without Counting the Cost”

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the wartime letters sent by James B. Griffin to his family during the American Civil War. Griffin was a wealthy plantation owner in ... More


Opening the Slave Trade

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details how the first short-staple cotton boom linked cotton profits, slavery, and territorial expansion in momentous ways. It examines South Carolina's contested decision to reopen the ... More


“A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

James B. Griffin

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina, and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army. He was thirty-five years old, a wealthy planter, and the owner of ... More


The Masters Were Still in Charge: January 1776–August 1776

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates how a mass exodus of slaves in Georgia (at Tybee Island) and a loyalist uprising in North Carolina hastened the drafting of an extremely conservative state constitution for ... More


Reacting to the Scare

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the refusal of the South Carolina legislature to adopt many of the draconian control measures recommended by Charleston-area leaders in response to the Vesey scare. Lowcountry ... More


Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Edmund L. Drago

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book tells a story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state in the United States (the state where the Civil War erupted). Drawing on a rich array of sources, many ... More


The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

William R. Ryan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

At around noon on August 18, 1775, the rain in Charles Town finally relented. A crowd converged, and a black man was hanged and set on fire. In a slave society where labor was sometimes extracted by ... More


That Province, Under God, Will Flourish

Jessica M. Parr

in Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461985
eISBN:
9781626744998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461985.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When James Oglethorpe helped to found the Georgia colony in 1733, it served in part as a buffer between wealthy, slave owning South Carolina and Spanish Florida. As such, the ownership of African ... More


“far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In April 1861, Dick and Tally Simpson, sons of South Carolina Congressman Richard F. Simpson, enlisted in Company A of the Third South Carolina Volunteers of the Confederate army. Their letters home ... More


“My Feeling of Duty Urges Me to It.”: Letters 1 through 20 April 1861 through August 1861

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

in “far, Far From Home”: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086645
eISBN:
9780199853946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Dick and Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to their family in South Carolina from April to August 1861. These letters cover the period from the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861 ... More


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