By Patricia Saunders
By Patricia Saunders
By Rusty Williams
In the wake of America's Civil conflict, thousands of fellows who fought for the Confederacy trudged again to their houses within the Southland. a few -- as a result of lingering results from warfare wounds, different disabilities, or the horrors of strive against -- have been not able to take care of themselves. Homeless, disabled, and destitute veterans began to appear at the sidewalks of southern towns and cities. In 1902 Kentucky's accomplice veterans prepared and outfitted the Kentucky accomplice domestic, a sumptuous safe haven in Pewee Valley for his or her unlucky comrades. until eventually it closed in 1934, the house was once a decent -- if now not consistently idyllic -- position the place disabled and impoverished veterans may possibly spend their final days in convenience and loose from wish.
In My outdated accomplice domestic: a decent position for Civil warfare Veterans, Rusty Williams frames the vigorous historical past of the Kentucky accomplice domestic with the tales of these who outfitted, supported, and controlled it: a bold cavalryman-turned-bank-robber, a senile send captain, a wealthy former madam, and a small-town clergyman whose challenge for the veterans fee him his pastorate. each one bankruptcy is peppered with the poignant tales of fellows who spent their ultimate years as voluntary wards of an establishment that required citizens to reside in a way which strengthened the mythology of a noble Johnny Reb and a sad misplaced reason. in keeping with thorough examine using a number of worthwhile assets, together with the Kentucky accomplice Home's operational files, modern debts, unpublished letters, and family members tales, My previous accomplice Home unearths the ultimate, untold bankruptcy of Kentucky's Civil warfare history.
By Gloria L. Main
By Carolyn Boyles,Wilma Hiatt
By Melody S. Jenkins
By Judith Marvin,Julia Costello,Sal Manna
By Priscilla A. Dowden-White
In Groping towards Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910–1949, historian Priscilla A. Dowden-White offers an on-the-ground view of neighborhood establishment development and group organizing campaigns initiated via African American social welfare reformers. via broad study, the writer areas African American social welfare reform efforts in the leading edge of interwar neighborhood and local association, attaining past the “racial uplift” and “behavior” versions of the experiences previous hers. She explores one of many era’s leader organizing rules, the “community as a complete” notion, and deliberates on its dating to segregation and the St. Louis black community’s equipment of reform. Groping towards Democracy depicts the dilemmas organizers confronted during this segregated time, explaining how they pursued the aim of complete, uncontested black citizenship whereas nonetheless trying to maximize the advantages to be had to African american citizens in segregated associations. The book’s nuanced mapping of the terrain of social welfare deals an exceptional view of the development introduced forth by means of the early-twentieth-century campaign for democracy and equality.
By delving into interrelated advancements in wellbeing and fitness care, schooling, hard work, and town making plans, Dowden-White deftly examines St. Louis’s African American interwar background. Her in-depth archival examine fills a void within the scholarship of St. Louis’s social improvement, and her compelling arguments could be of significant curiosity to students and lecturers of yankee city stories and social welfare history.
By Andrew Henry Stern
In sharp distinction to many long-standing presumptions approximately distrust or animosity among those teams, this examine proposes that Catholic and Protestant interactions within the South have been characterised extra by way of cooperation than by way of conflict.
By Barry A. Crouch,Larry Madaras,Arnoldo De León
This anthology brings jointly the past due Barry A. Crouch's most crucial articles at the African American event in Texas in the course of Reconstruction. Grouped topically, the essays discover what freedom intended to the newly emancipated, how white Texans reacted to the freed slaves, and the way Freedmen's Bureau brokers and African American politicians labored to enhance the lot of normal African American Texans. the quantity additionally comprises Crouch's seminal assessment of Reconstruction historiography, "Unmanacling Texas Reconstruction: A Twenty-Year Perspective." The introductory items through Arnoldo De Leon and Larry Madaras recapitulate Barry Crouch's scholarly profession and pay tribute to his stature within the box of Reconstruction history.
By John Y. Simon,John Y Simon