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Alford, Terry

Works: 15 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 4,830 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E444.I25, B
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Most widely held works by Terry Alford
John Wilkes Booth : a sister's memoir by Asia Booth Clarke( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since it was first published in 1938, Asia Booth Clarke's memoir of her brother John Wilkes Booth has been recognized as the single most important document available for understanding the personality of the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. Clarke, a poet and author of two other volumes of biography of her celebrated actor-family members, wrote this reminiscence in 1874 when Lincoln's murder and her brother's ensuing death at the hands of federal soldiers were still
Prince among slaves by Terry Alford( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of an African prince who was captured and spent twenty years in slavery in Mississippi before regaining his freedom and returning to West Africa
Fortune's fool : the life of John Wilkes Booth by Terry Alford( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a single shot from a pistol small enough to conceal in his hand, John Wilkes Booth catapulted into history on the night of April 14, 1865. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln stunned a nation that was just emerging from the chaos and calamity of the Civil War, and the president's untimely death altered the trajectory of postwar history. But to those who knew Booth, the event was even more shocking--for no one could have imagined that this fantastically gifted actor and well-liked man could commit such an atrocity. In Fortune's Fool, Terry Alford provides the first comprehensive look at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act. Tracing Booth's story from his uncertain childhood in Maryland, characterized by a difficult relationship with his famous actor father, to his successful acting career on stages across the country, Alford offers a nuanced picture of Booth as a public figure, performer, and deeply troubled man. Despite the fame and success that attended Booth's career--he was billed at one point as 'the youngest star in the world'--he found himself consumed by the Confederate cause and the desire to help the South win its independence. Alford reveals the tormented path that led Booth to conclude, as the Confederacy collapsed in April 1865, that the only way to revive the South and punish the North for the war would be to murder Lincoln--whatever the cost to himself or others. The textured and compelling narrative gives new depth to the familiar events at Ford's Theatre and the aftermath that followed, culminating in Booth's capture and death at the hands of Union soldiers 150 years ago. Based on original research into government archives, historical libraries, and family records, Fortune's Fool offers the definitive portrait of John Wilkes Booth"--
Rural housing rehabilitation demonstration, Princeville, N.C. by Terry Alford( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural America is currently facing an overwhelming problem, the need for decent housing. Even though small towns and rural areas of Southern America have been undergoing drastic change over the past 2 decades, over one-half of all inadequate rural housing is located in the South. Substandard housing is, for the most part, inhabited by families with low incomes and low earning capacity. One rural community is doing something about its housing problems. Princeville, North Carolina, located in Edgecombe County, epitomizes the poverty and poor housing which is presently stifling many rural towns in the United States. Princeville is attacking its housing problem through a residential rehabilitation program with the help of such organizations as the Princeville Community Club, the Princeville Home Repair Program, the Princeville Rehabilitation Program, and the Princeville Community Development Corporation. Housing assistance is available to low-income families in Princeville and Edgecombe County through the Tarboro Housing Authority, the Federal Housing Administration, and the Farmers Home Administration. This booklet describes the activities of community organizations and the operating areas and the types of assistance provided by the various agencies. The appendix includes related housing design concepts and lists 6 housing assistance programs for rural housing rehabilitation. (Nq)
Western desert images in American thought, 1800-1860 by Terry Alford( )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial : the assassination of President Lincoln and the trial of the conspirators by Edward Steers( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in what he envisioned part of a scheme to plunge the federal government into chaos and gain a reprieve for the struggling Confederacy. The plan failed. By April 26, Booth was killed resisting capture and eight of the nine conspirators eventually charged in Lincoln's murder were in custody. Their trial would become one of the most famous and most controversial in U.S. history. New president Andrew Johnson's executive order on May 1 directed that persons charged with Lincoln's murder stand trial before a military tribunal. The trial lasted more than fifty days, and 366 witnesses gave testimony. Benn Pitman, a recognized expert in phonography, an early form of shorthand, was awarded the government contract to produce a transcription of each day's testimony. Pitman made these transcripts available to the prosecution and the defense, as well as to select members of the press. Although three versions of the trial testimony were published, Pitman's edited collection was the most accessible. He skillfully winnowed the 4,300 pages of transcription into one volume, collated the testimony by defendant, indexed the testimony by name and date, and added summaries of the testimony. In The Trial, assassination scholars guide readers through all 421 pages of testimony, illuminating Pitman's record. By drawing together the evidence that resulted in the conspirators' convictions, The Trial leaves no doubt as to the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, making this book a fascinating account of the trial as well as an essential resource
Eli F. Brown Collection by Eli F Brown( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection contains manuscript memoirs of Eli F. Brown (1842-1908) in which he describes the hardships of Quakers caught in Loudoun County, Virginia, during the Civil War and immediately thereafter. He was briefly imprisoned for refusing miliary service and describes the looting and guerilla warfare, and the burning of Loudoun County in late 1864 on Sheridan's orders. Also in the collection is Brown's sympathetic account of John Brown's revolt in nearby Harpers Ferry as well as 19 family photographs mostly of the family of his daughter's in-laws
Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans by MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince among slaves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The true story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi
Dr. Terry Alford by Terry Alford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A lecture given by Dr. Terry Alford, historian and professor, about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth
Benois comes to Sweden by Terry Alford( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Wilkes Booth and the John Brown raid : an episode and its portents by Terry Alford( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes the aftermath of John Brown's raid on the United States arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in 1859. Brown was later apprehended, tried, and sentenced to hang on December 2, 1859, at Charles Town, Virginia. Documents the life and theatrical career of John Wilkes Booth, who would assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Recounts Booth's journey to Charles Town in 1859, with several Richmond, Virginia militia companies comprising part of the security detail at Brown's execution. Discusses possible psychological effects the execution may have had on Booth, and similarities between Brown's actions at Harpers Ferry and Booth's assassination of Lincoln
Prince parmi les esclaves by Terry Alford( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sweden : Gothenburg Ballet by Terry Alford( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This year in Gothenburg : plans and new productions by Terry Alford( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Fortune's fool : the life of John Wilkes Booth
Prince among slavesFortune's fool : the life of John Wilkes BoothThe trial : the assassination of President Lincoln and the trial of the conspirators
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