Louise M. Porter was an author, historian, and a founding member of the St. Joseph Historical Society. She was the society’s president for the first seven years of its existence. She was instrumental in the establishment of the bylaws, goals, rules and procedures that made the society function effectively. She had a passion for the rich history of the West Florida area and Port St. Joe in particular. She dedicated many years of her life in researching and editing the manuscript for this book.
Richard B. McCaslin (M.A. at LSU, Ph.D. at UT-Austin), a professor of history at the University of North Texas, is the author of Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, October 1862, which won the Tullis Prize of the Texas State Historical Association and a commendation from the American Association for State and Local History. He has also written Lee in the Shadow of Washington, which was nominated for a Pulitzer and won the Slatten Award and the Laney Prize. His other works include three volumes in the Portraits of Conflict series published by the University of Arkansas on South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee (won Douglas Southall Freeman award) as well as The Last Stronghold: The Campaign for Fort Fisher. His At
Roberts and Olson try and relate what each group is feeling, thinking, and what drove them to the extremes that were executed. It is hard to tell an author bias because so many different versions of an event were made available to the reader for consideration. It seems, however, there is an overall “tilt” toward Texas and its defenders, though the portrait of Sam Houston was, at times, harsh.
James Henry Hammond portrays the image of a person who symbolizes both the best and the worst attributes of the old southern society. This book review shall aim to analyze Hammond's life and how he grew to be despised and if the author portrayed James Henry Hammond’s
The over whelming assignment of archiving dark history regularly entice researchers to cover a wide scope of history in a predetermined number of pages. In Dark Texans: A past filled with African Americans in Texas in 1528 to 1995, Alwayn Barr looks at the issue of race and acknowledgment all through the historical backdrop of blacks in Texas. By centering his consideration in one range, the creator sets the phase for inside and out exchange of dark history, individuals, and occasions special to Texas. Each of the seven parts are separated into subcategories: "Governmental issues, Brutality and Lawful Status"; "Work and Financial Status"; "Training"; and "Social Life." The content is supplemented by 16 outlines, which start with a 1891 painting
In her book, Building the Devil’s Empire, Shannon Dawdy reflects on the development of New Orleans from 1718 until 1768 during the revolt against Spanish rule. She depicts imagery describing to the reader what it was like in New Orleans and even paints a picture of what it was through others point of views. Throughout the book, Dawdy explains what a rouge colony is through historical people. Their ideas and experiences serve to back up the concept of Louisiana the “rouge colony.” The examples from the people show the nature of a rouge colony and the development of not only New Orleans but also Louisiana.
Then, in the next breath, he would reveal some endearing memory—like the fact that he still treasured every book his father had given him—and look as if he might weep….Like everyone in San Antonio, I both feared and admired Henry B. After all, he was regarded as only slightly less powerful than God and just as easy to offend.” Henry B. Gonzalez is a man that will be remembered not just as the first Mexican American from Texas to be elected to the House of Representatives, but as a great man that helped shape
Kaitlin Pennington The Accidental City From the time French settlers first came to Louisiana to Spanish control of Louisiana to Louisiana in the era after the American Revolution, there have been many turns of events. Some of these events were significant enough to completely change Louisiana’s course of history. In The Accidental City, James Powell gives us an insight to the unpredicted creation of the city of New Orleans and how much of an affect that it had on the people and the future state of Louisiana.
Europeans had many effects on the area now known as Texas and on the Indians. Few if any of those effects were positive. The Conquistadors affected the people, the land, and caused the colonization of Texas. They had many motives for their deeds, converting the Indians to Christianity, finding cities of gold, or just claiming land. A Spanish conquistador named Cabeza de Vaca crashed into the mainland near Galveston in 1528 and began exploring the area now known as Texas.
One cannot deny the contributions both men made towards Texas. Lamar’s aggressive approach helped the Republic through hard times and Houston’s timid approach added credibility to the new nation, which helped gain the annexation of Texas. They both were great leaders who helped Texas make its mark on the United States of America. Their great leadership and heroism portrayed should always be
The eastern coastline of North America was colonized by settlers of English descent, but developed into two distinctly different societies by the 1700’s. New England and the Chesapeake region had differences in their economy, politics, religion, and society. The English Puritans established New England to escape persecution, while Chesapeake was established by men on the hunt for gold and glory. The settlers came from the same place, but were in search of completely different things. The development New England was different than the development of the Chesapeake region because of the differenced in their economy and politics, their reasons for foundation, and differences in religions and societies.
The book is an apt textbook as it details the important concepts of colonial history in America. Hawke (1989) also takes a balanced approach in order to give the diverse viewpoints of notable scholars while discussing the history of early America. Moreover the topics clearly examine and explain every single section and notion including scholarly opinions. Overall the book has been excellently written and has highly researched text which provides knowledge to the readers about the early history of
In writing A Voyage Long and Strange, Tony Horwitz’s goal is clear, to educate others on early America and debunk ignorant myths. Horwitz’s reason for wanting to achieve this goal is because of his own ignorance that he sees while at Plymouth Rock. “Expensively educated at a private school and university- a history major, no less!-I’d matriculated to middle age with a third grader’s grasp of early America.” Horwitz is disappointed in his own lack of knowledge of his home country, especially with his background history and decides not only to research America’s true beginnings, but to also follow the path of those who originally yearned to discover America.
In my opinion, this book could have been structured better, in more of an organized manner. Overall, I believe multiple improvements could have been made to this book. Moreover, this book begins in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Six men aboard the Andrea Gail embark on a difficult fishing trip in late October.
Just as what William Faulkner said about the story: “it was an inevitable tragedy and nobody could stop it. ”By employing the typical Gothic techniques in this story, Faulkner described the conflicts between the north and the south and expressed his own contradictory feeling to the southern civilization. He had realized that it was unavoidable that preservative southern values and traditions would gradually lost under the influence of capitalist culture and values. However, as a native, he felt anguished to witness its disappearance. Hence, through this story, Faulkner expressed his profound emotion for his “life-long home”, where he obtained the most of his direct materials for his