You're correct that there's no current biography on Campbell. There is a recent study of Campbell's religion & philosophy by Caleb Clanton, who's a philosopher by training, but there's no recent historical work on him that I'm aware of.
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I am working on a paper for a graduate level course in Ante-Bellum America. David O. Hatch makes the statement in his book The Democratization of American Christianity that no historian has written a biography on Alexander Campbell. Is this an accurate statement at the time he wrote his book? Does anyone know of any biographies of Alexander Campbell?
Please pardon if this has been a recent discussion. I am teaching a 1-semester, History of the American South class in the Spring, which I have not done in several years. Can anyone recommend a single-volume history of the American South as a course textbook? I have several older single-volumes, but these are now out of print.
Any suggestions will be gratefully appreciated!
Carey Fellow, History Dept., Kansas State University
Adjunct, History Dept., Washburn University
[Ed. note (PBK): Our friends at H-AmRel and H-Afro-Am might have some ideas about sources for this subject.]
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond recently dis-invited the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
This church had hosted the UDC in the past every other year for the UDC's annual convention. Historically it is a charged space where Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis attended church.
Can anyone point me to a source that lists the number of manumissions (or at least reasonable estimates) in Virginia by decade between 1780 and 1830 inclusive? I’ve tried to track down such numbers but have only met with dead ends.
From: Anthony Newkirk [email@example.com]
Sent: 22 September 2013 19:51
Subject: Question re. Voting Rights Act
I am trying to get to the bottom of what (to me, at least) appears to be a strange detail about amendments to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Perhaps I am missing something so obvious that it is embarrassing; in that case, I stand corrected and will greatly appreciate being corrected.
Re: Question about African American Farm Owners
Kevin Johnson [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 19 September 2013 12:55
I would suggest the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Records and the
Boswell Stevens Collection (former Mississippi Farm Bureau president),
which are both housed at Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State
University in Starkville. Both collections are rather large.
Oh, I just thought of another one--the A.E. Cox Papers, also housed at
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Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 6, Issue 2 (July 2017)
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