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“A Gentleman and an Officer”

“A Gentleman and an Officer”: A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War

James B. Griffin

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093124
eISBN:
9780199853915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001

In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina, and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army. He was thirty-five years old, a wealthy planter, and the owner of ... More

‘A Nation of Beggars’?

‘A Nation of Beggars’?: Priests, People, and Politics in Famine Ireland, 1846–1852

Donal A. Kerr

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207375
eISBN:
9780191677649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207375.001.0001

This is the first full account of the role of the Irish Catholic Church in the Great Famine of 1846 and its aftermath. The author shows how the Famine and the subsequent evictions led to rural ... More

The Absent-Minded Imperialists

The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and Culture in Britain

Bernard Porter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199299591
eISBN:
9780191700927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299591.001.0001

The British empire was a huge enterprise. To foreigners, it more or less defined Britain in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its repercussions in the wider world are still with us today. It also ... More

Absolutism in Renaissance Milan

Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Jane Black

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.001.0001

This volume charts the rise and decline of absolutism in Milan from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth century. The study shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and ... More

Active Bodies

Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Martha H. Verbrugge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.001.0001

This book examines the philosophies, experiences, and instructional programs of white and black female physical educators who taught in public schools and diverse colleges and universities, including ... More

The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France, 1770–1840

The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France, 1770–1840: The Contribution of Pierre-François Tubeuf

Gwynne Lewis

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228950
eISBN:
9780191678844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228950.001.0001

This story in this is book is about one of the most dynamic entrepreneurs in modern French history. The book examines Pierre-François Tubeuf's contribution to the development of industry in France. ... More

The Aesthetics of Loss

The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women's Art of the First World War

Claudia Siebrecht

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656684
eISBN:
9780191744563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656684.001.0001

The Aesthetics of Loss is a cultural history of German women’s art of the First World War that locates their rich visual testimony in the context of the civilian experience of war and ... More

After Hitler

After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Konrad H. Jarausch

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.001.0001

This book deals with the transformation of Germany after the Second World War and the Holocaust into a Western, democratic, and therefore civilized country. It proceeds in three stages, beginning ... More

After Progress

After Progress: American Social Reform and European Socialism in the Twentieth Century

Norman Birnbaum

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158595
eISBN:
9780199849352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158595.001.0001

The 20th century witnessed a profound shift in both socialism and social reform. In the early 1900s, social reform seemed to offer a veritable religion of redemption, but by the century's end, while ... More

After Redemption

After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

John M. Giggie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.001.0001

This book explores religious transformation in the lives of ex-slaves and their descendants living in the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta between the end of Reconstruction and the start of the Great ... More

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