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Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk / by Dusinberre, William,1930-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-252) and index.A market for labor power -- Flight (I) Tennessee -- Flight (II) the Mississippi planation -- Profit -- The nature of the regime -- The spirit of governance -- Births and deaths -- Family and community -- Privileges -- Polk's early response to the antislavery movement -- Texas and the Mexican War -- Slavery and Union -- Alternatives.James K. Polk held the office of President from 1845 to 1849, a period when the expansion of slavery into the territories emerged as a pressing question in American politics. During his presidency, the slave period of Texas was annexed and the future of slavery in the Mexican Cession was debated. Polk also owned a substantial cotton plantation in northern Mississippi and 54 slaves. He was an absentee master who had a string of overseers or agents manage his plantation and did not visit his estate while he was in the White House. In this book, William Dusinberre reconstructs the world of Polk's estate and the lives of his slaves, and analyzes how Polk's experience as a slavemaster conditioned his stance towards slavery-related issues. Dusinberre argues that Polk's policies helped precipitate the civil war he had sought to avert.
Subjects: Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849.; Presidents; Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849; Plantation owners; Plantation owners; Slavery; Slavery;
© 2003., Oxford University Press,
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South Pacific [videorecording] / by Hammerstein, Oscar,II,1895-1960.; Osborn, Paul,1901-1988.; Shamroy, Leon,1901-1974.; Adler, Buddy,1906-1960.; Logan, Joshua.; Brazzi, Rossano,1916-1994.; Gaynor, Mitzi,1931-; Kerr, John,1931-2013.; Walston, Ray,1917-2001.; Hall, Juanita,1901-1968.; Nuyen, France,1939-; Brown, Russ,1892-1964.; Mullaney, Jack.; Clark, Ken,1927-2009.; Simmons, Floyd,1923-2008.; Lee, Candace.; Hsieh, Warren,1951-; Laughlin, Tom,1931-2013.; Tozzi, Giorgio.; Michener, James A.(James Albert),1907-1997.Tales of the South Pacific.; Hammerstein, Oscar,II,1895-1960.South Pacific.; Rodgers, Richard,1902-1979.South Pacific.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.;
DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio 2.20:1; Dolby Digital 5.0 surround, stereo., mono.disc 1. Original theatrical version (157 min.) -- disc 2. Road show version (172 min.).Produced in Todd-AO ; music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II ; music supervised and conducted by Alfred Newman ; art direction, Lyle R. Wheeler, John De Cuir ; set decorations, Walter M. Scott, Paul S. Fox ; film editor, Robert Simpson ; costumes designed by Dorothy Jeakins.Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Russ Brown, Jack Mullaney, Ken Clark, Floyd Simmons, Candace Lee, Warren Hsieh, Tom Laughlin, voice of Giorgio Tozzi.A young American nurse from Little Rock meets the handsome and mysterious French planter on a South Pacific island during World War II. Seeking respite from the battles around them, they find refuge in each other as their romance blooms in the lush tropical paradise.MPAA rating: G.
Subjects: Feature films.; Musical films.; Musical films.; Romance films.; Feature films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Nurses; Plantation owners; Man-woman relationships; Sailors; World War, 1939-1945; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Enfermeras; Plantaciones; Nurses; Plantation owners; Man-woman relationship;
© c2006., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,
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The widow of the South / by Hicks, Robert,1951-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-421).A story based on the true experiences of a Civil War heroine finds Carrie McGavock witnessing the bloodshed of the Battle of Franklin, falling in love with a wounded man, and dedicating her home as a burial site for fallen soldiers.
Subjects: Biographical fiction.; War stories.; McGavock, Caroline E. Winder, 1829-1905; Franklin, Battle of, Franklin, Tenn., 1864; Plantation owners' spouses; Plantation life; Cemeteries;
© 2005., Warner Books,
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The journey of little Charlie / by Curtis, Christopher Paul.;
When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing.Includes bibliographical references.A Junior Library Guild selection, April 2018.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Children of sharecroppers; Fugitive slaves; African Americans; Plantation owners; Sharecroppers; Slavery; Fugitive slaves; African Americans; Race relations;
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Robinson Crusoe / [electronic resource]. by Defoe, Daniel.; Keith, Ron.;
Narrator: Ron Keith.Robinson Crusoe is the fictional autobiography of the title character. As a young man, Crusoe sets out from England on a disastrous sea voyage. His passion for seafaring remains undiminished and so he sets out again, only to be shipwrecked a third time. His journey takes him to Brazil where he becomes a plantation owner. A third and final shipwrecking, however, leaves him stranded for 28 years on a remote island. There he becomes a devout Christian and believes his life lacks nothing but society.Text Difficulty 1 - Text Difficulty 2470Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 375102 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Classic Literature.;
© 2011., Recorded Books Inc.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5553342 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Robinson Crusoe : [electronic resource] : Book 1. by Defoe, Daniel.;
Robinson Crusoe is the fictional autobiography of the title character. As a young man, Crusoe sets out from England on a disastrous sea voyage. His passion for seafaring remains undiminished and so he sets out again, only to be shipwrecked a third time. His journey takes him to Brazil where he becomes a plantation owner. A third and final shipwrecking, however, leaves him stranded for 28 years on a remote island. There he becomes a devout Christian and believes his life lacks nothing but society.The work is sometimes credited with being the first English novel.Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1634 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 395 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1633 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 390 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Classic Literature.;
© 2012., Duke Classics,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=784813 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Mary Chesnut's diary / [electronic resource]. by Chesnut, Mary Boykin.;
An unrivalled account of the American Civil War from the Confederate perspective. One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut's Diary was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted with the Confederacy's prominent players and-from the very first shots in Charleston, South Carolina-diligently recorded her impressions of the conflict's most significant moments. One of the most frequently cited memoirs of the war, Mary Chesnut's Diary captures the urgency and nuance of the period in an epic rich with commentary on race, status, and power within a nation divided.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Chesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886; Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.; History.;
© 2011.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=522540 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Mary Chesnut's diary / by Chesnut, Mary Boykin,1823-1886,author.;
Introduction / by Catherine Clinton --Suggestions for further reading --A note on the text --Mary Chesnut's diary. Charleston, S.C., November 8, 1860-December 27, 1860. The news of Lincoln's election --Raising the Palmetto flag --The author's husband resigns as United States senator --The Ordinance of Secession --Anderson takes possession of Fort Sumter --Montgomery, Ala., February 19, 1861-March 11, 1861. Making the Confederate Constitution --Robert Toombs --Anecdote of General Scott --Lincoln's trip through Baltimore --Howell Cobb and Benjamin H. Hill --Hoisting the Confederate flag --Mrs. Lincoln's economy in the White House --Hopes for peace --Despondent talk with anti-secession leaders --The South unprepared --Fort Sumter --Charleston, S.C., March 26, 1861-April 15, 1861. A soft-hearted slave-owner --Social gaiety in the midst of war talk --Beauregard as hero and a demigod --The first shot of the war --Anderson refuses to capitulate --The bombardment of Fort Sumter as seen from the housetops --War steamers arrive in Charleston harbor --"Bull Run" Russell --Demeanor of the negroes --Camden, S.C., April 20, 1861-April 22, 1861. After Sumter was taken --the jeunesse dorée --The story of Beaufort Watts --Maria Whitaker's twins --The inconsistencies of life --Montgomery, Ala., April 27, 1861-May 20, 1861. Baltimore in a blaze --Anderson's account of the surrender of Fort Sumter --A talk with Alexander H. Stephens --Reports from Washington --An unexpected reception --Southern leaders take hopeless views of the future --Planning war measures --Removal of the capital --Charleston, S.C., May 25, 1861-June 24, 1861. Waiting for a battle in Virginia --Ellsworth at Alexandria --Big Bethel --Moving forward to the battleground --Mr. Petigru against secession --Mr. Chesnut goes to the front --Russell's letters to the London Times --Richmond, Va., June 27, 1861-July 4, 1861. Arrival at the new capital --Criticism of Jefferson Davis --Solders everywhere --Mrs. Davis's drawing-room --A day at the Champ de Mars --The armies assembling for Bull Run --Col. L.Q.C. Lamar --Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Va., July 6, 1861-July 11, 1861. Cars crowded with soldiers --A Yankee spy --Anecdotes of Lincoln --Gaiety in social life --Listening for guns --A horse for Beauregard --Richmond, Va., July 13, 1861-September 2, 1861. General Lee and Joe Johnston --The Battle of Bull Run --Colonel Bartow's death --Rejoicing and funerals --Anecdotes of the battle --An interview with Robert E. Lee --Treatment of prisoners --Toombs thrown from his horse --Criticism of the administration --Paying the soldiers --Suspected women searched --Mason and Slidell --Camden, S.C., September 9, 1861-September 19, 1861. The author's sister Kate Williams --Old Colonel Chesnut --Roanoke Island surrenders --Up Country and Low Country --Family silver to be taken for war expenses --Mary McDuffie Hampton --The Merrimac and the Monitor --Columbia, S.C., February 20, 1862-July 21, 1862. Dissensions among Southern leaders --Uncle Tom's Cabin --Conscription begins --Abuse of Jefferson Davis --The battle of Shiloh --Beauregard flanked at Nashville --Old Colonel Chesnut again --New Orleans lost --The battle of Williamsburg --Dinners, teas, and breakfasts --Wade Hampton at home wounded --Battle of the Chickahominy --Albert Sidney Johnston's death --Richmond in sore straits --A wedding and its tragic ending --Malvern Hill --Recognition of the Confederacy in Europe --Flat Rock, N.C., August 1, 1862-August 8, 1862. A mountain summer resort --George Cuthbert --A disappointed cavalier --Antietam and Chancellorsville --General Chesnut's work for the army --Portland, Ala., July 8, 1863-July 30, 1863. A journey from Columbia to southern Alabama --The surrender of Vicksburg --A terrible night in the swamp on a riverside --A good pair of shoes --The author at her mother's home --Anecdotes of negroes --A Federal cynic --Richmond, Va., August 10, 1863-September 7, 1863. General Hood in Richmond --A brigade marches through the town --Rags and tatters --Two love affairs and a wedding --The battle of Brandy Station --The Robert Barnwell tragedy --Camden, S.C., September 10, 1863-November 5, 1863. A bride's dressing table --Home once more at Mulberry --Longstreet's army seen going West --Constance and Hetty Cary --At church during Stoneman's raid --Richmond narrowly escapes capture --A battle on the Chickahominy --A picnic at Mulberry --Richmond, Va., November 28, 1863-April 11, 1864. Mr Davis visits Charleston --Adventures by rail --A winter of mad gaiety --Weddings, dinner-parties, and private theatricals --Battles around Chattanooga --Bragg in disfavor --General Hood and his love affairs --Some Kentucky generals --Burton Harrison and Miss Constance Cary --George Eliot --Thackeray's death --Mrs. R.E. Lee and her daughters --Richmond almost lost --Colonel Dahlgren's death --General Grant --Depreciated currency --Fourteen generals at church --Camden, S.C., May 8, 1864-June 1, 1864. A farewell to Richmond --"Little Joe's" pathetic death and funeral --An old silk dress --The battle of the wilderness --Spottsylvania Court House --At Mulberry once more --Old Colonel Chesnut's grief at his wife's death --Columbia, S.C., July 6, 1864-January 17, 1865. Gen. Joe Johnston superseded and the Alabama sunk --The author's new home --Sherman at Atlanta --The battle of Mobile Bay --At the hospital in Columbia --Wade Hampton's two sons shot --Hood crushed at Nashville --Farewell to Mulberry --Sherman's advance eastward --The end near --Lincolnton, N.C., February 16, 1865-March 15, 1865. The flight from Columbia --A corps of generals without troops --Broken-hearted and an exile --Taken for millionaires --A walk with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston --The burning of Columbia --Confederate money refused in the shops --Selling old clothes to obtain food --Gen. Joe Johnston and President Davis again --Braving it out --Mulberry saved by a faithful negro --Ordered to Chester, S.C. --Chester, S.C., March 21, 1865-May 1, 1865. How to live without money --Keeping house once more --Other refugees tell stories of their flight --The Hood melodrama over --The exodus from Richmond --Passengers in a box car --A visit from General Hood --The fall of Richmond --Lee's surrender --Yankees hovering around --In pursuit of President Davis --Camden, S.C., May 2, 1865-August 2, 1865. Once more at Bloomsbury --Surprising fidelity of negroes --Stories of escape --Federal soldiers who plundered old estates --Mulberry partly in ruins --Old Colonel Chestnut last of the grand seigniors --Two classes of sufferers --A wedding and a funeral --Blood not shed in vain.One of the most compelling personal narratives of the Civil War, Mary Chesnut's Diary was written between 1861 and 1865. As the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and the wife of an aide to the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, Chesnut was well acquainted with the Confederacy's prominent players and-from the very first shots in Charleston, South Carolina-diligently recorded her impressions of the conflict's most significant moments. One of the most frequently cited memoirs of the war, Mary Chesnut's Diary captures the urgency and nuance of the period in an epic rich with commentary on race, status, and power within a nation divided.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Chesnut, Mary Boykin, 1823-1886;
On-line resources: http://libproxy.kirtland.edu:2048/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6000921 -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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Gone with the wind [videorecording] / by Selznick, David O.,1902-1965.; Howard, Sidney Coe,1891-1939.; Fleming, Victor,1883-1949.; Gable, Clark,1901-1960.; Leigh, Vivien,1913-1967.; Howard, Leslie,1893-1943.; De Havilland, Olivia.; Steiner, Max,1888-1971.; Mitchell, Margaret,1900-1949.Gone with the wind.; Selznick International Pictures.; Warner Home Video (Firm);
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland.Music, Max Steiner.MPAA rating: G.Scarlett O'Hara is the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner. Ashley is the love of her life, but he is going to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton. At a barbecue at Twelve Oaks, Scarlett meets Rhett Butler. News of the Civil War starting arrives at the barbecue. As the war continues, Scarlett becomes a widow, all while still pining for Ashley. After the war, Scarlett travels to her family's plantation only to find it in ruins, with no food, animals and her mother dead. Later, Rhett courts Scarlett and they get married and have a daughter, Bonnie. When Bonnie dies, Rhett goes mad. Then Melanie dies. Rhett feels that Scarlett will go to Ashley to be with him. Not understanding Scarlett's intentions, Rhett walks out on Scarlett.The movie, part 1 -- The movie, part 2. -- The making of a legend: Gone with the wind
Subjects: War films.; Romance films.; Film adaptations.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Feature films.; O'Hara, Scarlett (Fictitious character); Plantations; Widows; Triangles (Interpersonal relations); Plantaciones;
© [2009], Distributed by Warner Home Video,
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Night wherever we go : a novel / by Peyton, Tracey Rose,author.;
A gripping, radically intimate debut novel about a group of enslaved women staging a covert rebellion against their owners. On a struggling Texas plantation, six enslaved women slip from their sleeping quarters and gather in the woods under the cover of night. The Lucys--as they call the plantation owners, after Lucifer himself--have decided to turn around the farm's bleak financial prospects by making the women bear children. They have hired a "stockman" to impregnate them. But the women are determined to protect themselves. Now each of the six faces a choice. Nan, the doctoring woman, has brought a sack of cotton root clippings that can stave off children when chewed daily. If they all take part, the Lucys may give up and send the stockman away. But a pregnancy for any of them will only encourage the Lucys further. And should their plan be discovered, the consequences will be severe. Visceral and arresting, Night Wherever We Go illuminates each woman's individual trials and desires while painting a subversive portrait of collective defiance. Unflinching in her portrayal of America's gravest injustices, while also deeply attentive to the transcendence, love, and solidarity of women whose interior lives have been underexplored, Tracey Rose Peyton creates a story of unforgettable power.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Enslaved women; Slaveholders; Plantations; Birth control;
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