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Prophecies

Jason Phillips

in Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190868161
eISBN:
9780190908416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868161.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Military History

Focusing on Edmund Ruffin, this chapter interprets the prophecies of secessionists. During a national craze for John Brown relics after the Harpers Ferry raid, Edmund Ruffin circulated Brown’s pikes ... More


Cumberer of the Earth: The Secularization of Suffering and Suicide

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter surveys the long nineteenth century with an eye toward assessing how suffering and suicidal activity during the Civil War ushered in cultural and religious changes in ideas about suicide ... More


Conclusion

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Suicide, by late nineteenth century, had transformed from a shameful, sinful act to one of sacrifice and courage. The most famous suicide of the Civil War, that of Edmund Ruffin, shows this evolution ... More


Embracing Southern Anger and Southern Nationalism

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces De Bow’s reaction to the nation’s sectional debates and his feelings as a southern nationalist. The Review became an outlet for fanatic secessionists such as Edmund Ruffin and ... More


Introduction

Kevin M. Levin

in Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The introduction begins by discussing Edmund Ruffin, a pro-secession Virginian who published Anticipations of the Future, to Serve as Lessons for the Present Time, a novel in which the South secedes ... More


Age

Joseph T. Glatthaar

in Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert E. Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834923
eISBN:
9781469603056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877869_glatthaar.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on prosecessionist “Fire-Eater” Edmund Ruffin, who was 67 years old when Virginia joined the Confederate States of America. Ruffin served briefly, but the hardships of military ... More


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