In the Shadow of the Great Rebellion
Language: en
Pages: 185
Authors: Gary L. Donhardt
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

With the death of Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865, Andrew Johnson was plunged into a national political morass. Johnson, a Southern Democrat and advocate of states' rights, had been chosen as Lincoln's second-term running mate. Now as Lincoln's successor, he faced a most difficult trial -- a divisiveness that
The Shadow of a Year
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: John Gibney
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-15 - Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

In October 1641 a rebellion broke out in Ireland. Dispossessed Irish Catholics rose up against British Protestant settlers whom they held responsible for their plight. This uprising, the first significant sectarian rebellion in Irish history, gave rise to a decade of war that would culminate in the brutal re-conquest of
The Long Shadow of the Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Victoria E. Bynum
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

In The Long Shadow of the Civil War, Victoria Bynum relates uncommon narratives about common Southern folks who fought not with the Confederacy, but against it. Focusing on regions in three Southern states--North Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas
The Rites of Assent
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Sacvan Bercovitch
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-14 - Publisher: Routledge

The Rites of Assent examines the cultural strategies through which "America" served as a vehicle simultaneously for diversity and cohesion, fusion and fragmentation. Taking an ethnographic, cross-cultural approach, The Rites of Assent traces the meanings and purposes of "America" back to the colonial typology of mission, and specifically (in chapters
In the Shadow of Sectarianism
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Max Weiss
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-15 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Using Arabic-language sources that have never before been studied or analyzed, Max Weiss paints a nuanced picture of sectarianism in Lebanon under the French Mandate. He demonstrates that sectarianism evolved long before the phenomenon known as “political Shi’ism.” This groundbreaking and deeply researched book is not merely narrative history; it