Posts in category: American History
By William Wong
By David Self
Jon and Mary Self have a 3 hundred acre farm in northern Alabama while the Civil warfare starts. whereas Jon has no quarrel with warfare regularly, he does not think during this one—it looks a planters' battle to maintain slavery and secede from the union. yet a determined accomplice conscription officer's methods placed Jon in a nook: both Jon volunteers or his sixteen-year-old son William might be drafted.
Leaving Mary to determine how you can survive—and thrive—in this harsh new truth, Jon has the same opinion to soak up palms for the Confederacy and shortly unearths himself taking part in an incredible position in significant battles. yet conflict exacts a heavy fee on all who serve, and for a few, it's the final expense. sure that her husband won't ever go back and dealing with undesirable visits from an competitive suitor in addition to Union cavalry raiding the kin farm to thieve meals and farm animals, it's as much as Mary to face her floor and retailer her relations. With little to head on along with grit, braveness, and power of personality she purely suspected herself of getting, Mary needs to in some way craft a destiny for her children.
A trip into the bloodiest, such a lot sorrow-filled period in US background, David Self's outstanding actual tale is a testomony to the households whose losses support construct the soul of the US. As intimate because it is sweeping, grey Skies: A Civil struggle Legend of kin braveness is a rare depiction of the horrors of conflict and the indomitable human spirit.
By Bruce A. Glasrud,James C. Maroney
Too usually, observers and writers of Texas background have accredited assumptions approximately hard work activities within the state—both geared up and not—that don't endure up lower than the sunshine of cautious scrutiny. delivering a scholarly corrective to such lost suppositions, the reports in Texas hard work History supply a invaluable new resource for students and lecturers who desire to fill in many of the lacking pieces.
Tackling a few such presumptions—that a workable exertions flow by no means existed within the Lone superstar country; that black, brown, and white workers, either female and male, have been not able to accomplish even non permanent unity; that hard work unions in Texas have been useless as a result of employees’ lack of ability to confront employers—the editors and individuals to this quantity lay the root for developing the significance of work to a fuller figuring out of Texas heritage. They exhibit, for instance, that regardless of differing operating stipulations and areas in society, many staff controlled to unite, occasionally in biracial efforts, to overturn the top-down technique used by Texas employers.
Texas hard work History additionally allows an knowing of ways the state’s heritage pertains to, displays, and differs from nationwide styles and events. This groundbreaking number of stories deals outstanding possibilities for brand new instructions of inquiry and may profit historians and scholars for years to come.
By Wendy Gamber
In nineteenth-century the United States, the bourgeois domestic epitomized kin, morality, and advantage. yet this period additionally witnessed monstrous city progress and the recognition of the industry because the overarching version for fiscal family members. A quickly altering setting bred the antithesis of "home": the city boardinghouse. during this groundbreaking research, Wendy Gamber explores the stories of the various people―old and younger, married and unmarried, wealthy and poor―who made boardinghouses their homes.
Gamber contends that the very life of the boardinghouse helped create the family perfect of the only family members domestic. the place the house was once inner most, the boardinghouse theoretically was once public. If houses nurtured advantage, boardinghouses supposedly bred vice. targeting the bigger cultural meanings and the standard realities of women’s paintings, she examines how the homes have been run, the landladies who operated them, and the day by day issues of nutrients, cleanliness, and petty crime.
From starving bedbugs to penny-pinching landladies, from disreputable housemates to "boarder's beef," Gamber illuminates the annoyances―and the satisfactions―of nineteenth-century boarding existence.
By Ossining Historical Society
By David Ira Kagan
By Steven C. Bullock
By Don Bolden
By Nancy Peterson
By Amanda Paul