By Matthew P. Mayo
By Matthew P. Mayo
By Michael J McManus
By Don E. Fehrenbacher,Virginia Fehrenbacher
By Judith Ann. CARNEY
Few american citizens establish slavery with the cultivation of rice, but rice was once an important plantation crop through the first 3 centuries of cost within the Americas. Rice observed African slaves around the heart Passage during the New global to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the southern usa. through the center of the eighteenth century, rice plantations in South Carolina and the black slaves who labored them had created the most ecocnomic economies within the world.
Black Rice tells the tale of the real provenance of rice within the Americas. It establishes, via agricultural and ancient facts, the very important importance of rice in West African society for a millennium prior to Europeans arrived and the slave exchange begun. the traditional trust that Europeans brought rice to West Africa after which introduced the data of its cultivation to the Americas is a basic fallacy, one that succeeds in effacing the origins of the crop and the function of Africans and African-American slaves in moving the seed, the cultivation abilities, and the cultural practices precious for developing it within the New international.
In this vibrant interpretation of rice and slaves within the Atlantic global, Judith Carney finds how racism has formed our old reminiscence and missed this severe African contribution to the making of the Americas.
By Alice George
On November 22nd, 1963 the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into movement a chain of occasions that irrevocably replaced American politics and tradition. The media frenzy spawned by way of the talk surrounding the demise of JFK has seeing that given technique to a robust public reminiscence that maintains to form the best way we comprehend politics, the Nineteen Sixties, and the country.
In The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Political Trauma and American Memory, Alice George strains the occasions of Kennedy’s assassination and Lyndon B. Johnson’s next ascension to the presidency. masking either the political shifts of the time and the cultural fallout of the nationwide tragedy, this publication introduces scholars of the twenty-first century to either an iconic occasion and to the context within which that occasion used to be heralded as iconic. Drawing on newspaper articles, political speeches, letters, and diaries, George severely re-examines the development of JFK’s dying and its continual political and cultural legacy.
By James R. Crockett
In 2004 Corporate Crime Reporter asserted that Mississippi used to be the main crooked nation in the USA. by way of evaluating the variety of federal corruption convictions over the last decade and the 2002 inhabitants of the nation, the realization was once inescapable. Too many officers have been robbing the general public they'd sworn to serve and shield.
Hands within the until eventually: Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi establishes the scope of a big predicament in a negative nation the place wishes are many and cash are scarce. The e-book highlights the tireless paintings of the workplace of the kingdom Auditor in investigating the robbery of public funds and bringing criminals to justice.
This publication experiences on thirty-seven situations that show how and why embezzlement happens, the way it is chanced on and investigated, and the way the state's justice procedure bargains with perpetrators. The grasping schemes should be as outrageous as they're disheartening. Case histories narrated the following contain a number of public servants and others together with chancery clerks, circuit clerks, justice court docket clerks, urban clerks, sheriffs, tax creditors, college and school directors, and staff of corporations that obtain public cash.
James R. Crockett is professor emeritus of accountancy and data platforms on the collage of Southern Mississippi.
By Julia L. Foulkes
By Kent Gramm
In his newest booklet, Kent Gramm examines the that means of the Civil warfare event in our lives and explores philosophical and private points of the warfare that lie open air the scope of conventional historic learn. He probes the that means of Gettysburg, the desolate tract, and Antietam; the lives of U. S. supply, Robert E. Lee, O. O. Howard, and leader Joseph of the Nez Perce; and the legacy of the unknown player, "somebody’s darling," for whom the warfare could come to surround all issues. The Iron Brigade seems, in addition to its 20th-century successor, the thirty second "Red Arrow" department. Readers of Gramm’s earlier books are not shocked to discover essays that contact on Walt Whitman, John Keats, Henrik Ibsen, and Halldor Laxness, in addition to such literary and non secular works because the Iliad and the Bhagavad Gita. Gramm additionally treats extra renowned fare, equivalent to the motion picture Gettysburg and a chain of books at the ghosts of Gettysburg. In each one of his topics, Gramm unearths the deep, own importance of the profoundly common event of the battle, as he ponders the distinctive that means of the Civil conflict within the lives of many Americans.
By Walter Johnson
By Frances M. Clarke
The American Civil struggle is usually visible because the first sleek struggle, now not least as a result of its large affliction. but in contrast to later conflicts, it didn't produce an outpouring of disillusionment or cynicism, as most folk persevered to painting the battle in hugely sentimental and patriotic phrases. whereas students quite often push aside this daily writing as simplistic or naïve, Frances M. Clarke argues that we have to think again the letters, diaries, songs, and journalism penned through Union infantrymen and their caregivers to completely comprehend the war’s impression and meaning.
In War Stories, Clarke revisits the commonest tales that ordinary Northerners instructed in hopes of redeeming their agony and loss—stories that enabled humans to make experience in their trouble, and to precise their ideals approximately faith, group, and private personality. From stories of Union infantrymen who died heroically to tales of tireless volunteers who exemplified the Republic’s virtues, War Stories sheds new mild in this transitional second within the heritage of battle, emotional tradition, and American civic life.