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Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Lesley J. Gordon

Carol K. Bleser (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

From Robert E. and Mary Lee to Ulysses S. and Julia Grant, this book examines the marriages of twelve prominent military commanders, highlighting the impact wives had on their famous husbands' ... More


Permutations of a Marriage: John Charles and Jessie Benton Frémont’s Civil War Alliance

Pamela Herr

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the Frémonts' unusual working partnership during the Civil War, focusing particularly on the chaotic early months when John Frémont served as commander of the Western Department ... More


Politics and Conscience

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0048
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-eight examines Hodge’s politics and his tripartite commitment to God’s sovereignty, property rights and the need for religion to be tied to political action for the good of the nation. ... More


This is My Body Politic: Catholic Democracy and the Limits of Representation

Elizabeth Fenton

in Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384093
eISBN:
9780199893584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384093.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes Margaret Fuller’s journalistic accounts of the Italian Revolution, which she produced for the New York Tribune between 1848 and 1850, to show that Catholicism provided ... More


The First Confiscation Act

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Samuel Gridley Howe and other abolitionists believed that with the firing on Fort Sumter, God had “opened the way” for the emancipation of the slaves and the subjugation of the “Slave power.” Many ... More


Faith-Changing for Life

Roger J. Porter

in Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449871
eISBN:
9780801460968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449871.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines three memoirs describing how a parent's need to hide his or her religious identity led to a lifetime of secrets and secrecy: Mark Kurzem's The Mascot: Unraveling the Mystery of ... More


A Line in the Sand: Bioarchaeological Interpretations of Life along the Borders of the Great Basin and the American Southwest

Aaron R. Woods and Ryan P. Harrod

in Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400844
eISBN:
9781683401209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400844.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter features a bioarchaeological examination of traumatic injuries and pathological conditions on human skeletal remains from the Fremont and Virgin Branch Puebloan cultures of the ... More


The Shack Idea

Estella B. Leopold

in Stories From the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190463229
eISBN:
9780197559611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190463229.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

As each of us siblings—Starker, Luna, Carl, Nina, and i— matured and entered our professional lives in different parts of the country, we carried with us a hankering to have a place in the country, ... More


Lincoln as Commander in Chief: Forays into Generalship

Mark Grimsley

in The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060644
eISBN:
9780813050966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060644.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter offers a reconsideration of perhaps Lincoln’s most flagrant and extensive foray into de facto generalship of his presidency. It occurred in late May 1862, when he intervened in ... More


Antislavery Politics and the Problem of the Constitution

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter Two traces the rise of the political antislavery movement. It shows how three pioneering leaders—Joshua Giddings, Salmon P. Chase, and Charles Sumner—continued the struggle to “denationalize” ... More


Revival of the Fugitive Slave Issue, 1858–61

David G. Smith

in On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823240326
eISBN:
9780823240364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240326.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows the rise of a race-based opposition to antislavery in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The catalyzing factor appears to have been John Fremont's candidacy for President as a Republican ... More


The New Gold Mountain

Willow S. Lung-Amam

in Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293892
eISBN:
9780520967229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293892.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores why the valley became such an important hub of racial and ethnic diversity, especially among recently arrived Asian immigrants in the latter half of the 20th century and the ... More


A Quality Education for Whom?

Willow S. Lung-Amam

in Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293892
eISBN:
9780520967229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293892.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers how migrants' educational priorities and practices reshaped Silicon Valley neighborhoods and schools. For many Asian American families, high-performing schools have been among ... More


. Spoils of Other Empires

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we move to North America to discuss early Spanish explorations of the Gulf Coast, the role of the Hudson’s Bay Company in natural history studies, and the journeys of Lewis and Clark and ... More


Big River and Scouting the Southwest Corner: August to September 1861

John R. Kelso

Christopher Grasso (ed.)

in Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300210965
eISBN:
9780300227772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210965.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this chapter, John Russell Kelso shares his experience at Big River and the Southwest Corner between August and September 1861. Kelso's regiment was sent to Big River, on the Iron Mountain Rail ... More


Federals in Retreat, Refugees in the Snow, and Vengeance in Buffalo: October 1861 to February 1862

John R. Kelso

Christopher Grasso (ed.)

in Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300210965
eISBN:
9780300227772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300210965.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this chapter, John Russell Kelso talks about the events that transpired between October 1861 and February 1862, highlighted by the retreat of the Federals who then took revenge in Buffalo. Leaving ... More


Every Day’s Delay Weakens the Secessionists and Strengthens the Union: Secession Defeated, June–December 1861

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter covers the last half of 1861 and demonstrates how Unionists within the Border South managed to defeat the secessionists within their midst. This chapter emphasizes the movement away ... More


Who the Devil Are You, Anyway?

Christopher Grasso

in Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197547328
eISBN:
9780197547359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547328.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Declining the chance to become an officer to make a point about patriotism, Kelso joined the 24th Missouri Infantry as a private. Sent on solo spy missions, he learned to assume the identity he ... More


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