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The Mississippi State Capitol and the Office of State Architect

Paul Hardin Kapp, Todd Sanders, and William Seale

in The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461381
eISBN:
9781626740754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Governor Charles Lynch hired Nichols in 1836 as state architect for Mississippi. Nichols would then design three of the most significant buildings in the state: the Capitol (1840), the State ... More


Charlie Butler: Call Me to Home

Stephen Wade

in The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes Charlie Butler's recording of “Diamond Joe.” Butler, convict number 10636, recorded “Diamond Joe” at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Mississippi, in the spring ... More


Cold Justice

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the trial of Emily Burns as an accessory in the murder of Jennie Merrill. It demonstrates the double standard of justice that befell her in late November when the weather in ... More


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