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101 Things You Didn't Know About The Civil War : Places, Battles, Generals--Essential Facts About The War That Divided America, Thomas Turner Apr 2014

101 Things You Didn't Know About The Civil War : Places, Battles, Generals--Essential Facts About The War That Divided America, Thomas Turner

Thomas R. Turner

Do you know: The name of the first state to secede from the Union? The individual who could be considered the Mata Hari of the Civil War? The Bible passage Southerners used most often to justify slavery? You'll find the answers to these intriguing questions and more in 101 Things You Didn't Know about the Civil War. Packed with fascinating details about the people, places, and events that defined our nation's most contentious conflict, this tell-all guide reveals the inside scoop on the: Issue of slavery and its impact on the war, Great-and not-so-great-leaders and generals, Battles ...


The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe Jun 2009

The Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary: Digital Publication, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Appointed editor of the Marian Lawrence Peabody Diary (1878-1968) by the Massachusetts Historical Society, a Summer Grant would allow me to prepare the diary for digital publication. While I have completed extensive work for the printed edition, the MHS recently decided to co-publish the diary with a premier digital imprint (most likely the University of Virginia). As digital editor, I will supervise conversion to web format, write a new introduction, glosses and annotation, conduct archival research and collate ancillary materials, particularly Peabody's artwork. Digital publication will substantially expand the scope and length of the manuscript and allow for marketing ...


'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe Jun 2006

'Why Must I Be The Only Woman To Lose My Birthright?’ Gender And Modernity In Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

A 2007 CART Summer Grant would provide the critical time and resources I need to complete detailed archival for my proposed monograph: ‘Why Must I Be the Only Woman to Lose My Birthright?’ Gender and Modernity in Upper-Class Twentieth-Century American Life. A social history, this project will highlight the ways in which upper-class men and women (mostly from New England) both resisted and shaped the emergence of American modernity. With a close analysis of a broad range of primary sources, including personal papers, letters, diaries, medical and scientific tracts, and periodical literature, my research will illuminate the specific gender and ...


Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project, Margaret Lowe Dec 2003

Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Marion Lawrence Peabody’s exceptional, twelve-volume diary, which she kept throughout her long life (1875-1968), has sat, for the most part, collecting dust at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Appointed as Peabody’s editor by the New England Women’s Diaries Project and having signed a book contract with Northeastern University Press (2004), I plan to bring Peabody’s words to light. Her voice deserves to be heard and examined. Engaging, vivacious, and introspective, this upper class Bostonian left a detailed record of her world and her sense of self. Though we already think we know about upper class, urban women ...