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Marszalek, John F. 1939-

Works: 38 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 15,897 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Case studies  Manuscripts  Encyclopedias  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Diaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E467.1.S55, B
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Most widely held works about John F Marszalek
Most widely held works by John F Marszalek
Sherman : a soldier's passion for order by John F Marszalek( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 3,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Construction of the transcontinental railroad, worked as a banker, teacher, and public speaker, and turned away repeated calls that he run for President. From his birth in Ohio in 1820 to his death in New York in 1891, Sherman's tumultuous life spans the sweeping transformations of the nineteenth century
Encyclopedia of African-American civil rights : from emancipation to the present ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides over 800 entries on people and events important to the civil rights struggle, and cites court cases which show a progression of civil rights
Commander of all Lincoln's armies a life of General Henry W. Halleck by John F Marszalek( )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the summer of 1862, President Lincoln called General Henry W. Halleck to Washington, D.C., to take command of all Union armies in the death struggle against the Confederacy. For the next two turbulent years, Halleck was Lincoln's chief war advisor, the man the President deferred to in all military matters. Yet, despite the fact that he was commanding general far longer than his successor, Ulysses S. Grant, he is remembered only as a failed man, ignored by posterity."
The petticoat affair : manners, mutiny, and sex in Andrew Jackson's White House by John F Marszalek( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unfortunately, Jackson's quixotic actions turned a social scandal into an extraordinary political catastrophe. Before it was over, Jackson forced the resignation of his entire Cabinet, duels were threatened, assassinations were alleged, and Vice President John Calhoun's hopes for the White House were dashed. Andrew Jackson's first term was nearly a failure
A Black congressman in the age of Jim Crow South Carolina's George Washington Murray by John F Marszalek( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born a slave in 1850s South Carolina and elected to Congress in the 1890s, George W. Murray appeared to be the antithesis of the African American male in the Jim Crow South and served as a beacon for African Americans who saw their hopes crushed in the aftermath of the Civil War. Early in the twentieth century, however, tragically defeated by corrupt Reconstruction politics and white supremacist attitudes he could not escape, Murray was driven from office and from the state. Drawing on extensive research to reconstruct Murray's life story, Marszalek defines an age and its people through the compelling battle of one man and shows how and why the nation's efforts to reconstruct the South into a biracial democracy failed. Murray's career, which spanned a quarter of a century, included two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and leadership of South Carolina's Republican Party. He was an investor as well as a landed property owner who sold tracts to poor blacks in order for them to qualify to vote. But by the beginning of the twentieth century, with his party in shambles, he found himself on trial for alleged forgery in a land deal with two of his black land purchasers. Murray was found guilty, and the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld the verdict. Sentenced to hard labor on a chain gang, he escaped to Chicago where he spent the rest of his life in obscurity
The papers of Ulysses S. Grant by Ulysses S Grant( Book )
in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American civil rights : from emancipation to the twenty-first century ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides alphabetically arranged entries on people and events important to the civil rights struggle, including organizations, books, concepts, court cases, and concepts
Sherman's other war : the general and the Civil War press by John F Marszalek( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Tecumseh Sherman saw a direct correlation between press censorship and military victory. He diligently tried to implement severe anti-press policies, and as a result was the target of intense newspaper counter fire. In Sherman's Other War (originally published in 1981), John Marszalek traces the roots of the general's hostility toward the press and details his attempts to muzzle reporters during the Civil War, culminating in Sherman's exclusion of all reporters from his famous March to the Sea. Despite the passage of over a century, the question of press rights in wartime situations is very much today what it was during the Civil War. Marszalek finds throughout American history a recurring movement toward repression of the press, with Sherman's attitudes and practices only on of the most obvious example. He also finds that press rights during wartime have often been governed by reactions to specific circumstances rather than treated as a constitutional issue. During Sherman's court-martial of reporter Thomas W. Knox after Vicksburg, the Constitution was never mentioned by either party; personal considerations were at issue. Marszalek analyzes the constitutional ramifications of Sherman's anti-press activities and demonstrates how such attitudes threaten American liberties
The diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866 by Emma Holmes( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two months before the Civil War broke out, Emma Holmes made the first entry in a diary that would eventually hold vivid firsthand accounts of several major historical events. Born into an elite South Carolina family, Holmes was in her twenties during the war years. She lived in Charleston during the April, 1861, bombardment of Fort Sumter and was visiting there during the 1863 Union shelling of the city. Her description of the Charleston fire of December, 1861, which destroyed her family home and leveled much of the city, is one of the most powerful passages in the diary. Holmes also spent extended periods of time on plantations and visited army camps, which she described in detail. Because of the Charleston fire, her family was uprooted to Camden, South Carolina, where she came face-to-face with Union forces: first Sherman's army, then black troops, and finally the small Reconstruction garrison. In presenting her picture of the wartime South, Holmes discussed numerous northern and southern military figures, the role of women in the war effort, the religious and social life of the day, and the heavy toll that fighting and disease took on the military and civilian population. John F. Marszalek has eliminated extraneous details in order to highlight Holmes's individual insight, the vital heart of the volume. His new Foreword considers this valuable contribution to social history in the context of the current growing popularity of the Civil War and the relatively recent interest in that conflict among women's studies scholars
Court-martial; a black man in America by John F Marszalek( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of times and race essays inspired by John F. Marszalek by Michael B Ballard( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Of Times and Race' contains eight essays on African American history from the Jacksonian era to the early twentieth century. Taken together, these essays, inspired by noted scholar John F. Marszalek, demonstrate the many nuances of African Americans' struggle to grasp freedom, respect, assimilation, and basic rights of American citizens
American political history : essays on the state of the discipline ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grover Cleveland : a bibliography by John F Marszalek( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Black physician's story : bringing hope in Mississippi by Douglas L Conner( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Black businessman in white Mississippi, 1886-1974 by Sadye H Wier( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sherman's march to the sea by John F Marszalek( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In studying a main element of the Lost Cause view of the Civil War, award-winning author John F. Marszalek recounts the march's destructive details, analyzes William T. Sherman's strategy, and describes white and black southern reaction. The result is a tale which demonstrates both how the march affected the Confederacy's last days and how it continues to influence Americans at the beginning of the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Assault at West Point : the court-martial of Johnson Whittaker by John F Marszalek( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whittaker, the third black to enter West Point, was accused of faking an attack on himself to get sympathy from the public and from his professors
Lincoln and the military by John F Marszalek( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860, he came into office with practically no experience in military strategy and tactics. Consequently, at the start of the Civil War, he depended on leading military men to teach him how to manage warfare. As the war continued and Lincoln matured as a military leader, however, he no longer relied on the advice of others and became the major military mind of the war. In this brief overview of Lincoln's military actions and relationships during the war, John F. Marszalek traces the sixteenth president's evolution from a nonmi
Simple story of a soldier by Samuel W Hankins( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grand Review : the Civil War continues to shape America by Georg R Sheets( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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