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The diary of Private Alexander Hobbs, 42nd Massachusetts Regiment: The life of a Union soldier in Texas
Alexander Hobbs's diary records, from a Union perspective, the excitement of enlistment, impressions of southerners--both black and white--the confusion of combat, and the depression and helplessness of a prisoner of war. ...
Elder John Leland: Evangelical minister and republican rhetorician (Virginia)
Contributing to the movement to separate church and state in revolutionary Virginia, John Leland formed a unique discourse that utiltized the similarities inherent in evangelical religion and republican ideology. Building ...
"Right and Ready": The law practice of Nathaniel Hart Davis, 1850--1883 (Texas)
Historians are unfamiliar with the frontier attorney. We know little of who he represented, what types of cases he litigated and his day-to-day labors. Nathaniel Hart Davis practiced law in Montgomery, Texas from 1850 to ...
William Louis Poteat, "A thinker in the South": Religion, reform, and education in the Progressive-Era South
William Louis Poteat (1856-1938) was a prominent educator, Progressive reformer, and leader in the Baptist denomination in North Carolina. He was the son of a slaveholder and grew up on a large tobacco plantation in Caswell ...
Hearts divided: The marriage and family of Elizabeth and William Wirt, 1802-1834
This joint biography of Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857) and William Wirt (1772-1834) tells the story of a middle-class couple in the upper South from 1802 to 1834. The Wirts were members of the emerging urban professional ...