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From The End Of Politics To Legitimate Opposition: Political Perceptions Of The 37th Congress Of The United States In The North 1860-1862, Lauren Dubas Jan 2022

From The End Of Politics To Legitimate Opposition: Political Perceptions Of The 37th Congress Of The United States In The North 1860-1862, Lauren Dubas

Honors Theses

This paper intends to explore the political landscape of the Union during the first two years of the Civil War, specifically how the people in the North perceived what remained of the Congress from 1860-1862. I will be using a combination of primary and secondary sources to cover the 37th Congress of the United States, whose members were elected in 1860 and legislated until the next Congressional election in 1862. My research shows several significant stages in the political landscape during this period and uses these stages of partisan politics as the foundation for understanding how the federal government, …


Bearing Report: A Roundtable On Historians And American Veterans, James Marten Oct 2021

Bearing Report: A Roundtable On Historians And American Veterans, James Marten

History Faculty Research and Publications

Five historians—each an expert on a specific era and issue related to veterans—were asked to ponder the following questions: 1. What are the most important questions explored by historians in veterans studies? 2. What are the books that have been most useful to your particular area of interest in veterans studies? 3. How can the history of veterans help us understand larger cultural, social, and economic issues during the time periods in which the veterans you study lived? 4. What are the particular contributions that a historic sensibility can bring to the study of veterans of any war? 5. How …


Close, But No Cigar: Tobacco Usage During The Civil War Era, Benjamin M. Roy Oct 2020

Close, But No Cigar: Tobacco Usage During The Civil War Era, Benjamin M. Roy

Student Publications

Tobacco carried a range of gendered, social, regional, and racial meanings in America during the nineteenth century, and these disparate meanings were symbolized through different forms of consumption. The cultural meaning inherent within chewing tobacco, cigars, pipes, and cigarettes, are the object of this research. I will examine the class associations linked to chewing tobacco, the manly identities symbolized through cigars and pipes, and explore cultural movement and racial meaning through the cigarette. Through tobacco, I will explain how nineteenth century Americans comprehended addiction, and establish the organic agency of consumable commodities to influence the consciousness of their users.


Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 675. Papers and photographs of James Proctor Knott, Lebanon, Kentucky, and his wife Sarah "Sallie" (McElroy) Knott. Includes two journals of Sallie Knott covering the first eight years of their marriage (Click on "Additional Files" below to view typescripts), and miscellaneous papers of a related family, the Clarks.


Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3278. Letters to Lucy Ann Robbins Ligon, the daughter of Fulton County, Kentucky judge Josiah Parker and his wife Lucy A. Parker, written while she lived in Crittenden County, Arkansas with her late husband’s brother, and in Hickman, Kentucky after her remarriage. Lucy’s parents relay news of her siblings and of pre-Civil War Hickman, and at the outbreak of war dramatically describe the division of loyalties, the townspeople’s fear and uncertainty as invasion threatens from the North, the enlistment of local men, two destructive fires, economic conditions, …


Home Is Where The Farm Is: Identity Formation In Antebellum Southern Illinois, Darrin Reinhardt Jan 2018

Home Is Where The Farm Is: Identity Formation In Antebellum Southern Illinois, Darrin Reinhardt

2018

No abstract provided.


Mobile Daily Register, January-June 1860, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Mobile Daily Register, January-June 1860, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Mobile Daily Register, published in Mobile, Alabama, covering the months January through December, 1860.


Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Articles on Southern wayside homes, soldiers' homes, and soldiers' rests from Civil War era newspapers.


Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Articles on recipes, cures, and household hints taken from Southern newspapers, 1860-1865.


Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Selected articles on Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, and Soldiers' Rests from Civil War era newspapers.


Blankets, Quilts, And Comforters, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Blankets, Quilts, And Comforters, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Articles on blankets, quilts, and comforters from Civil War era newspapers published in the Southern states.


Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Recipes and helpful household hints from Southern newspapers, 1860-1865.


Albany [Ga] Patriot, January 1860-March 1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Albany [Ga] Patriot, January 1860-March 1865, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Albany [GA] Patriot, January 1860-March 1865.


Athens [Ga] Southern Banner, August 1862-December 1866, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Athens [Ga] Southern Banner, August 1862-December 1866, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Southern Banner, published in Athens, Georgia, August 1862-December 1866.


Austin State Gazette, December, 1860-May 1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Austin State Gazette, December, 1860-May 1865, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Austin State Gazette, December, 1860-May 1865.


Clarke County [Al] Journal, December 1862-January 1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Clarke County [Al] Journal, December 1862-January 1865, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Clarke County [AL] Journal, December 1862-January 1865.


Galveston Weekly News, 1864, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Galveston Weekly News, 1864, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Galveston Weekly News, 1864.


Galveston Weekly News, 1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Galveston Weekly News, 1865, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Galveston Weekly News, 1865.


[Leavenworth, Ks] Daily Times, June 12, 1860-October 8, 1861, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

[Leavenworth, Ks] Daily Times, June 12, 1860-October 8, 1861, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Daily Times, published in Leavenworth, Kansas, from June 12, 1860 through October 8, 1861.


[Little Rock] Daily State Journal, October 1861-February 1862, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

[Little Rock] Daily State Journal, October 1861-February 1862, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Daily State Journal, published in Little Rock, Arkansas, covering October 1861-February 1862.


[Leavenworth, Ks] Daily Times, March 26, 1864-November 11, 1864, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

[Leavenworth, Ks] Daily Times, March 26, 1864-November 11, 1864, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Daily Times, published in Leavenworth, Kansas, from March 26, 1864 through November 11, 1864.


[Little Rock] Weekly Arkansas Gazette, June 1860-August 1863, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

[Little Rock] Weekly Arkansas Gazette, June 1860-August 1863, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Weekly Arkansas Gazette, published in Little Rock, covering June 1860 through August 1863.


Mobile Register And Advertiser, 1861-1863, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Mobile Register And Advertiser, 1861-1863, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Mobile Register and Advertiser, published in Mobile, Alabama, covering 1861-1863.


Nashville Dispatch, April-September 1862, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Nashville Dispatch, April-September 1862, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Nashville Dispatch, published in Nashville, Tennessee, covering from April through September, 1862.


Nashville Daily Union, August 1862-February 1963, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Nashville Daily Union, August 1862-February 1963, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selections from the Nashville Daily Union, published in Nashville, Tennessee, from August 1862 through February 1863.


Natchez Courier, January 3, 1861-June 16, 1863, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Natchez Courier, January 3, 1861-June 16, 1863, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Natchez Courier, published in Natchez, Mississippi, from January 3, 1861 through June 16, 1863.


Savannah [Ga] Republican, December 27, 1860-December 18, 1861, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Savannah [Ga] Republican, December 27, 1860-December 18, 1861, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Savannah Republican, published in Savannah, Georgia, from December 27, 1860 through December 18, 1861.


Richmond [Va] Whig, July-December, 1864, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Richmond [Va] Whig, July-December, 1864, Vicki Betts

By Title

A selection of articles from the Richmond Whig, published in Richmond, Virginia, from the months July through December, 1864.


Mobile Daily Register, January-June 1860, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Mobile Daily Register, January-June 1860, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Mobile Daily Register, January-June, 1860.


“$300 Or Your Life”: Recruitment And The Draft In The Civil War, Melissa Traub Dec 2015

“$300 Or Your Life”: Recruitment And The Draft In The Civil War, Melissa Traub

Honors Scholar Theses

One of the most challenging tasks of a nation at war is turning its average citizens into soldiers. While volunteers flooded to the war front in thousands in the beginning of the Civil War, recruitment slowly dwindled as the war dragged on. Eventually, the North was forced to pass the Enrollment Act of 1863, the first national draft in United States history. Every able bodied man between the ages of twenty and forty-five was subject to the draft. For an already unstable nation, the national draft did little to help the divides that split the country. The policies of substitution …