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xxv, 179 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
How did being in the army affect the way that army wives furnished their quarters? Did the homes of army wives look different to those of civilians? Did geographic location matter? Robin Campbell's fascinating study addresses these questions and others in an engaging style that benefits from the liberal use of quotations from the army wives' letters, journals and diaries. This is the first time the experiences of women stationed in the East have been studied. With a curator's understanding of material culture, Campbell shows how the army wives used material goods to create a familiar world in an often-hostile environment and to confirm their status as middle-class women. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in women's history, social history, military history or material culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415973601 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Database topics
American History; American Literary Studies; News
Digital versions of selections from University of Michigan Library's collection. Features monograph volumes and journal articles published in the nineteenth century. Focuses on the major journal literature of the period, ranging from general interest publications to those with more targeted audiences such as agriculture. Links to the Cornell University Library collection by the same title.
"The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction. A joint effort of the University of Michigan and Cornell University, the database is housed on two servers, one at Cornell and one at Michigan. At this writing, MOA contains 1.5 million pages from 19th century monographs and journals. According to the site, particular strengths of the Michigan collection are education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology, while Cornell focuses mainly on digitizing general interest periodicals. The sites are comprised of pages scanned from the original volumes using Optical Character Recognition software, and are full-text searchable and accessible through screen reader software. The collections can be searched using limiters, proximity operators, material types and time periods. It is also possible to browse by journal title and volume or article title and author. Both sites also feature excellent help guides. Given the wide variety of resources, MOA is useful for upper-elementary through graduate school study"--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2003, " RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2003; reviewed Apr. 12, 2003.
Database topics
American History; American Literary Studies; News
Digital versions of selections from Cornell University Library's collection. Features monograph volumes and journal articles published in the nineteenth century. Focuses on the major journal literature of the period, ranging from general interest publications to those with more targeted audiences such as agriculture. Links to the University of Michigan's collection by the same title.
"The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction. A joint effort of the University of Michigan and Cornell University, the database is housed on two servers, one at Cornell and one at Michigan. At this writing, MOA contains 1.5 million pages from 19th century monographs and journals. According to the site, particular strengths of the Michigan collection are education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology, while Cornell focuses mainly on digitizing general interest periodicals. The sites are comprised of pages scanned from the original volumes using Optical Character Recognition software, and are full-text searchable and accessible through screen reader software. The collections can be searched using limiters, proximity operators, material types and time periods. It is also possible to browse by journal title and volume or article title and author. Both sites also feature excellent help guides. Given the wide variety of resources, MOA is useful for upper-elementary through graduate school study"--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2003, " RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2003; reviewed Apr. 12, 2003.
Book
ix, 171 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 I. Appearances Chapter 5 II. The Opportunity to Earn a Dollar Chapter 6 III. Pray, Shout, and Sing Chapter 7 IV. Pedagogs and Pupils Chapter 8 V. "In All Things Social" Chapter 9 VI. Manners and Morals Chapter 10 VII. Political Participation Chapter 11 Epilogue Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761851059 20160602
Historians and other scholars often use first-hand accounts, including contemporary observations, as sources for study of the past. These types of sources are valuable, especially when used in conjunction with other documents, as they help us to approximate the past. This study uses these types of sources to attain glimpses of African American life in the post-emancipation South. Spanning from the 1860s through the New Deal, this study incorporates a broad cross-section of the views of European travelers and Euro-American visitors from the North, based upon travel books as well as articles and essays from periodicals and scholarly journals. The study synthesizes the outsiders' observations and assesses their summaries' overall validity for increasing our understanding of the lives of blacks in the post-emancipation South. Furthermore, these accounts allow for a reconstruction of African American life and labor in the major aspects of black culture-religion, education, politics, criminal justice, employment and entrepreneurship, social life and status-of the times. The work is constructed in the context of contemporary anthropology, ethnography, psychology, and sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761851059 20160602
Green Library
Book
x, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Republican radicalism
  • Race, class, and republican virtue in the Knights of Labor
  • The Knights of Labor in Richmond, Virginia
  • The Knights of Labor in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Race and the populist "Hayseed Revolution"
  • Race and the agrarian revolt in Georgia
  • Race and the agrarian revolt in Virginia
  • Class, status, power, and the interracial project
  • Appendix: data collection, sources, and methods.
A lauded contribution to historical sociology, "Class and the Color Line" is an analysis of organizing across racial lines by two labor movements in the U.S. South during the 1880s and the 1890s. The Knights of Labor and the Populists were the largest and most influential labour movements of their day, and the first to undertake large-scale organizing in the former Confederate states, where they attempted to recruit African Americans as fellow labourers and voters. Scholars have long debated whether the two movements were genuine in their efforts to enroll black workers. Joseph Gerteis argues that that debate is misguided. At different moments and in various settings, the Knights and the Populists included some non-whites and excluded others. Where and why they drew racial boundaries are the subjects of Class and the Color Line. Gerteis moves back and forth between broader examinations of the movement and more specific investigations of local organizing. At the movement level, his analysis is based on data from the central journals of the Knights of Labor and the two major Populist organizations, the Farmers Alliance and the People's Party. These organizational narratives reveal how the movements defined their own interests and identities, and how they made sense of the tangled boundaries between race and class. Gerteis explores how these collective narratives motivated action in specific contexts: in Richmond and Atlanta in the case of the Knights of Labor, and in Virginia and Georgia in that of the Populists. In the process, he demonstrates how local material, political, and social conditions enabled or constrained interracial organizing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822342243 20160528
Green Library

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