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Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek

Michael B. Ballard and Mark R. Cheathem

Abstract

This book contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era through the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans’ struggle to grasp freedom, respect, assimilation, and basic rights of American citizens. The book examines Andrew Jackson Donelson’s struggle to keep his plantations operating within the ever-growing debate over slavery in mid-nineteenth-century America; Southern Unionism during the Civil War and the difficulty of finding hard evidence due to sparse s ... More

Keywords: African American history, freedom, slavery, Civilian Conservation Corps, Unionism, race, Lafourche Parish, Andrew Jackson Donelson, plantations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617036392
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036392.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael B. Ballard, editor

Mark R. Cheathem, editor