It Happened in the Old South: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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From the founding of Jamestown in Virginia and the court martial of Daniel Boone in Kentucky to the invention of the cotton gin in Georgia and the capture of Aaron Burr in Mississippi, It Happened in the Old South tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of the region known for its unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles.
 
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Overview


From the founding of Jamestown in Virginia and the court martial of Daniel Boone in Kentucky to the invention of the cotton gin in Georgia and the capture of Aaron Burr in Mississippi, It Happened in the Old South tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of the region known for its unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles.
 
Learn the true story behind Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline. Read how North Carolina had a rebellious “tea party” of its own, held by one of the first groups of American women to participate in political dissent. Reflect upon Denmark Vessey’s slave revolt in South Carolina in 1822. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762748211
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/2009
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Crutchfield is a popular historian and the award-winning author of numerous books, including It Happened in Texas, It Happened in Washington, and seven other It Happened In titles; forty books about American history; and hundreds of articles for newspapers, journals, and national magazines. He and his wife, Regena, reside in a pre–Civil War home.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Florida's First White Citizen-Florida, 1528 1

Looking for the Lost Colony-North Carolina, 1590 5

The Foundating of Jamestown-Virginia, 1607 9

A Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains-Virginia, 1670 15

Edward Teach Meets His Maker-North Carolina, 1718 21

The Real Story of Evangeline-Louisiana, 1764 26

The Edenton Tea Party-North Carolina, 1774 30

James Adir's Sojourn in Alabama-Alabama, 1775 33

The Court-Martial of Daniel Boone-Kentucky, 1778 38

The Battle of Kings Mountain-South Carolina, 1780 43

The Invention of the Cotton Gin-Georgia, 1792 48

Early Indian Trade in Georgia-Georgia, 1796 53

An Englishman in Louisiana-Louisiana, 1797 58

The Death of George Washington-Virginia, 1799 63

Dealing with Highwaymen-Mississippi, 1804 68

Shakertown, Village of Yesteryear-Kentucky, 1806 73

The Capture of Aaron Burr-Mississippi, 1807 78

Meriwether Lewis's Last Journey-Tennessee, 1809 84

Mayhem on the Kentucky Frontier-Kentucky, 1811 88

Gunfight on Nashville's Public Square-Tennessee, 1813 93

Indian Warfare in Alabama-Alabama, 1813-14 98

The Battle of New Orleans-Louisiana, 1815 103

Denmark Vesey's Slave Revolt-South Carolina, 1822 107

Frances Wright's Dream-Tennessee, 1826 113

Andrew Jackson's Brush with Death-District of Columbia, 1835 118

Fighting the Seminoles-Florida, 1835-42 122

John Thompson's Horrific Ordeal-Florida, 1836 127

The Trail of Tears-Georgia, 1838 132

Memoris of a Natchez Businessman-Mississippi, 1851 137

Opening Shots at Fort Sumter-South Carolina, 1861 143

Damn the Torpedoes!-Alabama, 1864 148

The Assassination of Abraham Linclon-District of Columbia, 1865 152

Bibliography 157

Index 161

About the Author168

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