The American Historical Register and Monthly Gazette of the Historic, Military and Patriotic-Hereditary Societies of the United States of America; Vol

The American Historical Register and Monthly Gazette of the Historic, Military and Patriotic-Hereditary Societies of the United States of America; Vol

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 101095119X

Category: History

Page: 876

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Love and power in the nineteenth century

Love and power in the nineteenth century

Author: Virginia Jeans Laas

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610752538

Category: Women

Page: 169

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This fascinating biography of a Gilded Age marriage closely examines the dynamic flow of power, control, and love between Washington blue blood Violet Blair and New Orleans attorney Albert Janin. Based on their voluminous correspondence as well as Violet's extensive diaries, it offers a thoroughly intimate portrait of a fifty-four-year union which, in many ways, conformed to societal norms yet always redefined itself in order to fit the needs and willfulness of both husband and wife. With abundant documentary evidence to draw on, Laas ties this compelling story to broader themes of courtship behavior, domesticity, gender roles, extended family bonds, elitism, and societal stereotyping. Deeply researched and beautifully written, Love and Power in the Nineteenth Century has the dual virtue of making an important historical contribution while also appealing to a broad popular audience.

Along the Lines of Devotion

Along the Lines of Devotion

Author: James Smith

Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

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The fighting on July 1, 1863 built the foundation to what would become known as the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. Yet, it remains one of the most overlooked locations ofthe battlefield. Cast into the shadows of much more scenic locations, such as Little Round Top, Devil's Den, and the Wheatfield, it is easy to drive right through one of the most iconic locations of the battlefield. This comprehensive and reader-friendly narrative works to shine some light onto a portion of the battlefield that is so often overlooked. Beginning on June 9 and taking the reader through to July 1, James Smith II goes through great lengths to explain the movement of troops, human interest stories, humorous accounts, and detailed descriptions of the men present for the battle, in a close examination of the harrowing deeds it took to preserve a nation during the American Civil War.

A Bloodless Victory

A Bloodless Victory

Author: Joseph F. Stoltz

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421423036

Category: History

Page: 192

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This study of military historiography examines the changing narrative of the Battle of New Orleans through two centuries of commemoration. Once celebrated on par with the Fourth of July, the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans is no longer a day of reverence for most Americans. The United States’ stunning defeat of the British army on January 8th, 1815, gave rise to the presidency of Andrew Jackson, the Democratic Party, and the legend of Jean Laffite. Yet the battle has not been a national holiday since 1861. Joseph F. Stoltz III explores how generations of Americans have consciously revised, reinterpreted, and reexamined the memory of the conflict to fit the cultural and social needs of their time. Combining archival research with deep analyses of music, literature, theater, and film across two centuries of American popular culture, Stoltz highlights the myriad ways in which politicians, artists, academics, and ordinary people have rewritten the battle’s history. From Andrew Jackson’s presidential campaign to the occupation of New Orleans by the Union Army to the Jim Crow era, the continuing reinterpretations of the battle alienated whole segments of the American population from its memorialization. Thus, a close look at the Battle of New Orleans offers an opportunity to explore not just how events are collectively remembered across generations but also how a society discards memorialization that is no longer necessary or palatable.

Medal of Honor, 1863-1968

Medal of Honor, 1863-1968

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119510944

Category: Medal of Honor

Page: 1087

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Committee Prints

Committee Prints

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038720242

Category:

Page: 1776

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