The Southern States of the American Union [1895]

The Southern States of the American Union [1895]

by Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry
The Southern States of the American Union [1895]

The Southern States of the American Union [1895]

by Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry



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"Considered in their Relations to the Constitution of the United States and to the Resulting Union" (248 pages) — Curry served in numerous capacities during his eventful life: Lawyer, U. S. Congress, Confederate Congress, Confederate Army, Baptist Minister, College Professor, Educator, etc. — "The restoration of the South to its true place in the story of the formation and the history of our government, is the attempt, perhaps, presumptuous, of this volume.... It is my purpose to inquire, Has the South made any special, distinctive contribution to the Constitution, the Government, Civilization, to Liberty, civil or religious, to National independence and honor, to pivotal epochs in our history? Have its thoughts moulded policy, formed parties, acquired territory, prevented national wrong? Have its men led armies, become great thinkers, impressed themselves beneficially upon our age and institutions?" And in summary: "The aim is to secure justice, too much withheld, for the South, and to bring into proper recognition the indebtedness of the cause and the country to the Southern States."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012549839
Publisher: Strait Gate Publications, Charlotte, NC
Publication date: 12/22/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 206 KB

About the Author

JABEZ LAMAR MONROE CURRY (1825-1903): Statesman, Author, Educator and Minister of the Gospel. Born in Lincoln County, Georgia (1825), Curry graduated from the University of Georgia (1843) and afterward studied Law at Harvard. — A widely diversified career in law, politics, war, diplomacy and education followed. After serving as a member of the Alabama legislature, he served in the U. S. House of Representatives (1857-61), the Confederate Congress (1861-64) and also in the Confederate Army (1864-65). — Following the War between the States he served as President of Howard College (now Samford University) in Alabama (1865-68), and then as professor of English and Public Law at Richmond College (now University of Richmond), Virginia (1868-81). — After 1881 he was administrative agent of the Peabody Fund donated for public education through the South, and established state normal schools as well as fostering better rural schools throughout the South. — During the years 1885-88 and 1902, he served as U. S. Minister to Spain. Beginning in 1890 he was Agent of the Slater Fund, for establishment of Negro schools through the South. In 1901 he became Supervising Director of the Southern Education Board. — “Inspired by Horace Mann’s zeal for universal education and John C. Calhoun’s theory of politics,” Curry was a highly gifted and useful individual in many capacities. He was a prolific writer on many subjects and always a staunch advocate for the South’s great heritage and hopeful future.
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