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J. Michael Martinez

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A Long Dark Night: Race In America From Jim Crow To World War Ii, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2015

A Long Dark Night: Race In America From Jim Crow To World War Ii, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Forthcoming in April 2016


Coming For To Carry Me Home: Race In America From Abolitionism To Jim Crow, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2011

Coming For To Carry Me Home: Race In America From Abolitionism To Jim Crow, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Coming for to Carry Me Home examines the history of the politics surrounding U.S. race relations during the half century between the rise of the abolitionist movement in the 1830s and the dawn of the Jim Crow era in the 1880s. J. Michael Martinez argues that Abraham Lincoln and the Radical Republicans in Congress were the pivotal actors, albeit not the architects, that influenced this evolution. To understand how Lincoln and his contemporaries viewed race, Martinez first explains the origins of abolitionism and the tumultuous decade of the 1830s, when that generation of political leaders came of age. He ...


Faces Of The Florence Stockade, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2009

Faces Of The Florence Stockade, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming.


An Officer Of Great Intelligence: Lewis Merrill—The Man Who Exposed The Ku Klux Klan, J. Michael Martinez Sep 2007

An Officer Of Great Intelligence: Lewis Merrill—The Man Who Exposed The Ku Klux Klan, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming.


Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, And The Ku Klux Klan: Exposing The Invisible Empire During Reconstruction, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2006

Carpetbaggers, Cavalry, And The Ku Klux Klan: Exposing The Invisible Empire During Reconstruction, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

In some places, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was a social fraternity whose members enjoyed sophomoric hijinks and homemade liquor. In other areas, the KKK was a paramilitary group intent on keeping former slaves away from white women and Republicans away from ballot boxes. South Carolina saw the worst Klan violence and, in 1871, President Grant sent federal troops under the command of Major Lewis Merrill to restore law and order. Merrill did not eradicate the Klan, but they arguably did more than any other person or entity to expose the identity of the Invisible Empire as a group of ...


The Florence Stockade In South Carolina, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2004

The Florence Stockade In South Carolina, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming.


Life And Death In Civil War Prisons: The Parallel Torments Of Corporal John Wesly Minnich, C.S.A. And Sergeant Warren Lee Goss, U.S.A., J. Michael Martinez Dec 2003

Life And Death In Civil War Prisons: The Parallel Torments Of Corporal John Wesly Minnich, C.S.A. And Sergeant Warren Lee Goss, U.S.A., J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

More than anything, Civil War soldiers feared becoming a prisoner of war. Among the deadliest prisons for Confederates was Rock Island Prison in Illinois. One of the most notorious for Northern prisoners was Georgia's Camp Sumter - better known as "Andersonville." Dysentery, starvation, exposure to harsh weather, and brutal mistreatment killed more men in prisons than were killed at Gettysburg, the war's deadliest battle.
The gruesome reality of Civil War prison life is found in the personal stories of those who suffered it. Two such victims were Corporal John Wesley Minnich - a Southern teenager from Louisiana - and Sergeant Warren ...


‘By No Means A Bed Of Roses’: The Florence Stockade, 1864-65, J. Michael Martinez Dec 2000

‘By No Means A Bed Of Roses’: The Florence Stockade, 1864-65, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming.


No Title, William D. Richardson, Ron Mcninch-Su, J. Michael Martinez Dec 1999

No Title, William D. Richardson, Ron Mcninch-Su, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming