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But, while learning to carpenter under one Joseph Hanks, he married his
employer's niece Nancy, and by her became the ... after brief wooing, brought
back a wife, Sarah, the widow of one Mr. Johnston, whom he had courted vainly
before her ...
In the Shenandoah Valley was another Southern force, under Joseph Johnston,
watched by the Northern general ... while Patterson, whose numbers were nearly
double Johnston's, was to keep him so seriously occupied that he could not join ...
From the battle of Bull Run, which was on July 21, 1861, to March 5, 1862, the
Southern army under Joseph Johnston lay quietly drilling at Manassas. It, of
course, entrenched its position, but to add to the appearance of its strength, ...
He was soon confronted by Joseph Johnston, and he seems both to have
exaggerated Johnston's numbers again and to have been unprepared for his
movements. The Administration does not seem to have spared any effort to
Lee, by this time, had been set free from Jefferson Davis' office and had taken
over the command of Joseph Johnston's army. Lincoln must have learnt a great
deal, and he fully realised that the forces not under McClellan in the East should
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A must read for anyone that wants to understand the economic and social implications of the Southern slave aristocracy.
A well researched and written review of the slave aristocracy that suppressed and exploited both black slaves and non-slave holding whites alike.
This book is critical to understanding why the Southern Gentry despised the North for "exploiting" the South and "stealing" the Souths' financial resources when in fact the increasingly inefficient and unproductive system of slave labor doomed the South to ever increasing reliance on Northern resources to maintain their facade of prosperity.
H. R. Helper explains the slave states downward spiral toward economic collapse that will ultimately drive 11 of the states to secede from the Union and start the Civil War
This book is an insight today into much of the Souths' ongoing struggle to join the rest of the United States in economic prosperity