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The A to Z of the Old South

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Book News Annotation:

This reference contains hundreds of detailed, alphabetically arranged entries on various aspects of the Old South, including prominent individuals, crucial events, and economic and social features. A sampling of topics includes the Louisiana Purchase, the cotton gin, Daniel Webster, and runaway slaves. Richter also presents an historical overview in the introduction, along with an extensive chronology. Supplemental materials found in the appendix include the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union (1781) and the 1860 U.S. Constitution. Independent scholar Richter, who holds a PhD from Louisiana State U., is also the author of Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The hardback was originally published under the title Historical dictionary of the Old South. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Being considerably different from other regions of the country, most notably regarding its fervent practice of slavery, the land south of the Mason-Dixon line, because of slavery, enjoyed an exceptional prominence in politics, and after the invention of the cotton gin, a high degree of prosperity. However, also because of slavery, it was alienated from the rest of the nation, attempted to secede from the union, and was forced back in only after it lost the Civil War. Numerous cross-referenced entries on prominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as others on policies of the time that have since slipped into oblivion are all covered in this book. Economic, social and religious backgrounds trace the seemingly inevitable path to secession, war, and defeat. This reference also includes an introductory essay, a chronology, and a bibliography of the epoch.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810868342
Author:
Richter, William L.
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Richter, William
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Scarecrow Press
Series:
A to Z Guides
Series Volume:
51
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
507
Dimensions:
8.40x5.40x1.40 in. 1.60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Being considerably different from other regions of the country, most notably regarding its fervent practice of slavery, the land south of the Mason-Dixon line, because of slavery, enjoyed an exceptional prominence in politics, and after the invention of the cotton gin, a high degree of prosperity. However, also because of slavery, it was alienated from the rest of the nation, attempted to secede from the union, and was forced back in only after it lost the Civil War. Numerous cross-referenced entries on prominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as others on policies of the time that have since slipped into oblivion are all covered in this book. Economic, social and religious backgrounds trace the seemingly inevitable path to secession, war, and defeat. This reference also includes an introductory essay, a chronology, and a bibliography of the epoch.
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