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Out of Mount Vernon's Shadow: Black Landowners in George Washington's Neighborhood, 1870–1930

Scott E. Casper

in Beyond Forty Acres and a Mule: African American Landowning Families since Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039862
eISBN:
9780813043777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039862.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Scott E. Casper uses court records and kinship networks to trace the process by which African Americans, both enslaved and free during the antebellum era, acquired farmland and other real property ... More


Saving Mount Vernon

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter covers Everett’s work to aid in the purchase of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate to make it a shrine for the Union. It shows how he worked closely with the Mount Vernon Ladies’ ... More


Relics from Two Wars: Revolutionary Artifacts in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Before 1861, white Southerners cherished many artifacts from the Revolutionary War. The region was filled with family mementos, household relics, and military objects dating from the Revolution, as ... More


Landscapes of the New Republic at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Anna O. Marley

in Building the British Atlantic World: "Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626826
eISBN:
9781469628066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1786 future United States presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson embarked together upon a summer tour through the great estates and gardens of England. Scholars have noted the influence this ... More


A Defeat and a Victory: May to July 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/9780300210965.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this chapter, John Russell Kelso gives an account of the events that transpired from May to July 1862, during which he and his regiment suffered defeat at the hands of the enemy before scoring a ... More


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