Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek

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Essays by Michael B. Ballard, Mark R. Cheathem, Thomas D. Cockrell, Edna Greene Medford, Stephen S. Michot, Horace Nash, Timothy B. Smith, and James Scott Humphreys

Of Times and Race contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era through the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans' struggle to grasp freedom, ...

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Essays by Michael B. Ballard, Mark R. Cheathem, Thomas D. Cockrell, Edna Greene Medford, Stephen S. Michot, Horace Nash, Timothy B. Smith, and James Scott Humphreys

Of Times and Race contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era through the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans' struggle to grasp freedom, respect, assimilation, and basic rights of American citizens.

Essays include Mark R. Cheathem's look at Andrew Jackson Donelson's struggle to keep his plantations operating within the ever-growing debate over slavery in mid-nineteenth-century America. Thomas D. Cockrell examines Southern Unionism during the Civil War and wrestles with the difficulty of finding hard evidence due to sparse sources. Stephen S. Michot examines issues of race in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, and finds that blacks involved themselves in both armies, curiously clouding issues of slavery and freedom. Michael B. Ballard delves into how Mississippi slaves and Union soldiers interacted during the Vicksburg campaign. Union treatment of freedmen and of U.S. colored troops demonstrated that blacks escaping slavery were not always welcomed. Horace Nash finds that sports, especially boxing, played a fascinating role in blending black and white relations in the west during Reconstruction. Timothy Smith explores the roles of African Americans who participated in the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the creation of the Shiloh National Military Park. James Scott Humphreys analyzes the efforts of two twentieth-century historians who wished to debunk the old, racist views of Reconstruction known as the Dunning school of interpretation. Edna Greene Medford provides a concluding essay that ties together the essays in the book and addresses the larger themes running throughout the text.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Professor John F. Marszalek has been a versatile and prolific producer of top-flight scholarship and doctoral students. These probing, finely crafted essays by his former students on race in American history from the nineteenth to the early twentieth century offer an apt tribute to the work of a distinguished historian."

--Daniel Feller, editor/director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson and author of The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840

"This splendid collection includes little-known but fascinating accounts of life along the color line. We meet a failed slave owner who could not live up to his famous name, Union patriots (traitors?) in Civil War Mississippi, and African American boxers in--of all places--Columbus, New Mexico, during World War I. John F. Marszalek set exacting standards of scholarship for his doctoral students at Mississippi State University, and here they do their mentor proud!"

--John Dittmer, author of Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, winner of the Bancroft Prize in History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781628460582
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael B. Ballard is professor, university archivist, coordinator of the Congressional and Political Research Center, and associate editor of the U. S. Grant publishing projects at Mississippi State University. He is the author or editor of eleven books including The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles and U. S. Grant: The Making of a General, 1861-1863.

Mark R. Cheathem is an associate professor of history at Cumberland University. He is the author of Old Hickory's Nephew: The Political and Private Struggles of Andrew Jackson Donelson and editor of Jacksonian and Antebellum Age: People and Perspectives.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Slavery, Plantation Life, and Debt in Tennessee and Mississippi The Example of Andrew Jackson Donelson Mark R. Cheathem 3

2 Patriots or Traitors Unionists in Civil War Mississippi Thomas D. Cockrell 31

3 The African American Experience in Louisiana's Lafourche Region during the Civil War Stephen S. Michot 55

4 Union Soldiers React to Slaves, Slavery, Freedmen, and Colored U.S. Troops during the Vicksburg Campaign Michael B. Ballard 69

5 Town and Sword Black Boxers at Columbus, New Mexico, 1916-1922 Horace Nash 89

6 Black Soldiers and the CCC at Shiloh National Military Park Timothy B. Smith 115

7 Challenging the Dunning Orthodoxy The Reconstruction Revisionism of Francis Butler Simkins and Robert Hilliard Woody James Scott Humphreys 129

8 Confronting Race in American History Edna Greene Medford 147

Notes on Contributors 161

Index 163

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