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eBook James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner epub

by Timothy B. Smith

eBook James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner epub
  • ISBN: 161703231X
  • Author: Timothy B. Smith
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (February 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1597 kb
  • FB2 size 1420 kb
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James Z. George book. When the Mississippi school boy is asked who is called the 'Great Commoner' of public life in his State, - wrote Mississippi's premier historian Dunbar Rowland in 1901, -he will unhesitatingly answer James Z. George

James Z. George.

James Z. George was one of Mississippi's premier statesmen during a. . George was one of Mississippi's premier statesmen during a period when political labels like Redeemer, Bourbon, New Departure Democrat, conservative, racist, progressive, and liberal were so fraught with complexities as to be almost meaningless. Timothy B. Smith is a lecturer of history at the University of Tennessee-Martin. He is the author of several books, including Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front, published by University Press of Mississippi; The Untold Story of Shiloh: The Battle and Battlefield; and Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg. George : Mississippi's Great Commoner. When the Mississippi school boy is asked who is called the 'Great Commoner' of public life in his State," wrote Mississippi's premier historian Dunbar Rowland in 1901, "he will unhesitatingly answer James Z.

Book Description: "When the Mississippi school boy is asked who is called the 'Great Commoner' of public life in his State," wrote Mississippi's premier historian Dunbar Rowland in 1901, "he will unhesitatingly answer James Z.

Published by: University Press of Mississippi. Book Description: "When the Mississippi school boy is asked who is called the 'Great Commoner' of public life in his State," wrote Mississippi's premier historian Dunbar Rowland in 1901, "he will unhesitatingly answer James Z.

James Zachariah George (October 20, 1826 – August 14, 1897) was an American lawyer, writer,U. politician, Confederate politician, and military officer. He was known as Mississippi's "Great Commoner. James Z. George was born in Monroe County, Georgia, but moved to Noxubee County, Mississippi at age eight when his widowed mother remarried, and two years later, to Carroll County, Mississippi, where he received his education in the common schools

Timothy B. Smith, Adamsville, Tennessee, teaches history .

Timothy B. Smith, Adamsville, Tennessee, teaches history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Showing all works by author. Would you like to see only ebooks? France in Crisis: Welfare, Inequality, and Globalization since 1980. by Timothy B. Smith, P.

Stephen Cresswell, author of Multiparty Politics in Mississippi, 1877-1902 and Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race: Mississippi after Reconstruction, 1877-1917.

The Union Assaults at Vicksburg: Grant Attacks Pemberton, May 17-22, 1863. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. George: Mississippi’s Great Commoner. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2020. The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Raid through Civil War Mississippi. New York: Savas Beatie, 2018. The Decision Was Always My Own : Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front (Mississippi Heritage Series). Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2010.

"When the Mississippi school boy is asked who is called the 'Great Commoner' of public life in his State," wrote Mississippi's premier historian Dunbar Rowland in 1901, "he will unhesitatingly answer James Z. George." While George's prominence, along with his white supremacist views, have decreased through the decades since then, many modern historians still view him as a supremely important Mississippian, with one writing that George (1826-1897) was "Mississippi's most important Democratic leader in the late nineteenth century."

Certainly, the Mexican War veteran, prominent lawyer and planter, Civil War officer, Reconstruction leader, state Supreme Court chief justice, and Mississippi's longest serving United States senator to that time deserves a full biography. And, George's importance was greater than just on the state level as other Southerners copied his tactics to secure white supremacy in their own states. That James Z. George has never had a full, academic biography is inexplicable.

James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner seeks to rectify the lack of attention to George's life. In doing so, this volume utilizes numerous sources never before or only slightly used, primarily a large collection of George's letters held by his descendents and never used by historians. Such wonderful sources allow a glimpse not only into the life and times of J. Z. George, but perhaps more importantly an exploration of the man himself, his traits, personality, and ideas. The result is a picture of an extremely commonplace individual on the surface, but an exceptionally complicated man underneath. James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner will bring this important Mississippi leader of the nineteenth century back into the minds of twenty-first century Mississippians.

Comments: (2)
Hap
You've never heard of him. But somehow you already know his story. Private in the Mexican War. 1850s rural estate owner. Civil War general. Prisoner of war. Overthrower of Reconstruction. Jim Crow U.S. Senator. Mississippi Constitution legacy lasted until 1975.
Runemane
Enjoyed learning more about Senator/Judge George. We recalled with fond memories when we visited his home and law office in Carrolton, MS. We will save this book for our grandson to enjoy.
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