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Burton, Orville Vernon

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Works: 50 works in 165 publications in 1 language and 10,139 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Personal correspondence  Fiction  Political fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Orville Vernon Burton
The age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a remarkable reappraisal of Lincoln, distinguished historian Burton shows how the Kentucky-born president's Southernness empowered him to conduct a civil war that redefined freedom as a personal right protected by the rule of law. In the violent decades that followed, the extent of that freedom would be contested by racism and unregulated capitalism, but not its central place in what defined the country"--Publisher description
In my Father's house are many mansions : family and community in Edgefield, South Carolina by Orville Vernon Burton( )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton traces the evolution of Edgefield County from the antebellum period through Reconstruction and beyond. From amassed information on every household in this large rural community, he tests the many generalizations about southern black and white families of this period and finds that they were strikingly similar. Wealth, rather than race or class, was the main factor that influenced family structure, and the matriarchal family was but a myth
The struggle for equality : essays on sectional conflict, the Civil War, and the long reconstruction by Orville Vernon Burton( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, organized around the theme of the struggle for equality in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, also serves to honor the renowned Civil War historian James McPherson. Complete with a brief interview with the celebrated scholar, this volume reflects the best aspects of McPherson s work, while casting new light on the struggle that has served as the animating force of his lifetime of scholarship. With a chronological span from the 1830s to the 1960s, the contributions bear witness to the continuing vigor of the argument over equality. -- Amazon.com
A gentleman and an officer : a military and social history of James B. Griffin's civil war by Judith N McArthur( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1861, James B. Griffin left Edgefield, South Carolina and rode off to Virginia to take up duty with the Confederate Army in a style that befitted a Southern gentleman: on a fine-blooded horse, with two slaves to wait on him, two trunks, and his favorite hunting dog. He was thirty-five years old, a wealthy planter, and the owner of sixty-one slaves when he joined Wade Hampton's elite Legion as a major of cavalry. He left behind seven children, the eldest only twelve, and a wife who was eight and a half months pregnant. As a field officer in a prestigious unit, the opportunities for fame and glory seemed limitless. In A Gentleman and an Officer, Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton have collected eighty of Griffin's letters written to his wife Leila at the Virginia front, and during later postings on the South Carolina coast. Extraordinary in their breadth and volume, the letters encompass Griffin's entire Civil War service
Penn Center : a history preserved by Orville Vernon Burton( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gullah people of St. Helena Island still relate that their people wanted to 'catch the learning' after Northern abolitionists founded Penn School in 1862, less than six months after the Union army captured the South Carolina Sea Islands. In this broad history Orville Vernon Burton and Wilbur Cross range across the past 150 years to reacquaint us with the far-reaching impact of a place where many daring and innovative social justice endeavors had their beginnings. Penn Center's earliest incarnation was as a refuge where escaped and liberated enslaved people could obtain formal liberal arts schooling, even as the Civil War raged on sometimes just miles away. Penn Center then earned a place in the history of education by providing agricultural and industrial arts training for African Americans after Reconstruction and through the Jim Crow era, the Great Depression, and two world wars. Later, during the civil rights movement, Penn Center made history as a safe meeting place for organizations like Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Peace Corps. Today, Penn Center continues to build on its long tradition of leadership in progressive causes. As a social services hub for local residents and as a museum, conference, and education complex, Penn Center is a showcase for activism in such areas as cultural, material, and environmental preservation; economic sustainability; and access to health care and early learning. Here is all of Penn Center's rich past and present, as told through the experiences of its longtime Gullah inhabitants and countless visitors. Including forty-two extraordinary photographs that show Penn as it was and is now, this book recounts Penn Center's many achievements and its many challenges, reflected in the momentous events it both experienced and helped to shape"--
Born to rebel : an autobiography by Benjamin E Mays( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in "respectable poverty" in a rural section of South Carolina, Benjamin Mays was the youngest of eight children of a cotton farmer who had been born into slavery. Mob violence and lynchings were formidable facts of life. In Dr. Mays' boyhood the school year for Black Americans was four months. Two problems he wrestled with in his youth were: the practical one of how to get an education, and more fundamentally, how to become and remain a man of pride dignity, and integrity in a society determined to rob him of these qualities. This tells the story of the pastor who became involved in the civil rights movement
Computing in the social sciences and humanities by Orville Vernon, Ed Burton( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROm contains: Multimedia that provides unique approach to various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities -- Links to related resources
Toward a new South? : studies in post-Civil War southern communities by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class, conflict, and consensus : antebellum southern community studies( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in America( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History is best absorbed through the words of those who experienced it. This 2-volume set illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Approximately 240 articles, organized topically for easy browsability, provide in-depth reference and historical information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, slave narratives, newspapers, and literature bring to life the social, economic, political, and cultural context of slavery and the slaves, slave owners, abolitionists, and others involved in the slave experience. Additional features include a chronology, annotated bibliography, and index. This is the perfect reference complement to the electronic product Sources in U.S. History Online: Slavery in America. ... Publisher description
Toward the meeting of the waters : currents in the civil rights movement of South Carolina during the twentieth century( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together voices of leading historians alongside recollections from central participants to provide the first comprehensive history of the civil rights movement as experienced by black and white South Carolinians. --from publisher descriptioin
Soldiering with Sherman : Civil War letters of George F. Cram by George Franklin Cram( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sgt. Cram was with Sherman's army as it marched across Georgia in 1864 and into the Carolinas in 1865
Becoming southern writers : essays in honor of Charles Joyner by Orville Vernon Burton( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern writers, historians, and artists celebrate the life and career of a beloved mentor, friend, and colleague
The essential Lincoln : speeches and correspondence by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections of speeches, public and private correspondence, and personal notations by Abraham Lincoln
The free flag of Cuba : the lost novel of Lucy Holcombe Pickens by Lucy Petaway Holcombe Pickens( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The wife of South Carolina secessionist governor Francis W. Pickens and known as the "Queen of the Confederacy," Lucy Holcombe Pickens (1832-1899) was during her lifetime one of the most famous women in the South. Indeed, she was the only woman pictured on Confederate currency. Rumor was that in her youth she published a novel under a pseudonym. Recently discovered as The Free Flag of Cuba; or, The Martyrdom of Lopez: A Tale of the Liberating Expedition of 1851, a romanticized account of the 1851 filibustering expedition to Cuba led by Narciso Lopez, it was published under the alias H. M. Hardimann in 1854. With this new edition, Orville Vernon Burton and Georganne B. Burton resurrect Holcombe's lost work and prove it to be a window on many pressing nineteenth-century issues, including patriotism, freedom, independence, imperialism, nationalism, race, the role of southern women, and slavery." "A not-so-subtle plea for U.S. support for Cuban independence from Spain, Holcombe's novel vindicates Lopez and his men, who were officially regarded as mercenaries, some of them captured and executed. The young author was determined to have an influence on the national debates of her time, and her book declared to the world that the Lopez campaign was noble and he and his men were martyred heroes." "Revealing the link between gender issues and filibustering, Holcombe's tale clearly reflects the values southern aristocratic women expected in men, even if preserving those values meant death and defeat - a harbinger of ardent support for the Confederacy by women like Lucy. Like the South's secession, the Lopez expedition was an abject failure, and the novel eerily presages Lost Cause mythology."--BOOK JACKET
Remembering Brown at fifty : the University of Illinois commemorates Brown v. Board of Education( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection addresses the significance of the Brown decision in the contributors' lives or work in education and civil rights. Several authors describe their personal roles in the Brown case or similar cases, while others examine and illustrate events, performances, and exhibitions that were part of the fiftieth anniversary commemoration
The age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon Burton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remarkable reappraisal of Lincoln, distinguished historian Burton shows how the Kentucky-born president's Southernness empowered him to conduct a civil war that redefined freedom as a personal right protected by the rule of law. In the violent decades that followed, the extent of that freedom would be contested by racism and unregulated capitalism, but not its central place in what defined the country
Dixie redux : essays in honor of Sheldon Hackney by Drew Gilpin Faust( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of pieces by Southern historians honoring scholar, university provost and president, and National Endowment for the Humanities chairman Sheldon Hackney
Ungrateful servants? : Edgefield's black Reconstruction, part I of the total history of Edgefield County, South Carolina by Orville Vernon Burton( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gale library of daily life : slavery in America( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North
 
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The age of Lincoln
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In my Father's house are many mansions : family and community in Edgefield, South CarolinaThe struggle for equality : essays on sectional conflict, the Civil War, and the long reconstructionA gentleman and an officer : a military and social history of James B. Griffin's civil warBorn to rebel : an autobiographyComputing in the social sciences and humanitiesToward a new South? : studies in post-Civil War southern communitiesClass, conflict, and consensus : antebellum southern community studiesSlavery in America
Alternative Names
Burton, Orville V.

Vernon Burton, Orville 1947-

Languages
English (127)