Georgia Odyssey by James C. CobbGeorgia Odyssey is a lively survey of the state’s history, from its beginnings as a European colony to its current standing as an international business mecca, from the self-imposed isolation of its Jim Crow era to its role as host of the centennial Olympic Games and beyond, from its long reign as the linchpin state of the Democratic Solid South to its current dominance by the Republican Party. This new edition incorporates current trends that have placed Georgia among the country’s most dynamic and attractive states, fueled the growth of its Hispanic and Asian American populations, and otherwise dramatically altered its demographic, economic, social, and cultural appearance and persona.“The constantly shifting cultural landscape of contemporary Georgia,” writes James C. Cobb, “presents a jumbled panorama of anachronism, contradiction, contrast, and peculiarity.” A Georgia native, Cobb delights in debunking familiar myths about his state as he brings its past to life and makes it relevant to today. Not all of that past is pleasant to recall, Cobb notes. Moreover, not all of today’s Georgians are as unequivocal as the tobacco farmer who informed a visiting journalist in 1938 that “we Georgians are Georgian as hell.” That said, a great many Georgians, both natives and new arrivals, care deeply about the state’s identity and consider it integral to their own. Georgia Odyssey is the ideal introduction to our past and a unique and often provocative look at the interaction of that past with our present and future.
Abraham Lincoln: A History (Vol. 1) by John G. Nicolay & John Hay - 8. The Lincoln-Stone Protest
Early in his presidency, Hay and Nicolay requested and received permission from Lincoln to write his biography. Further, the permission of Robert Lincoln , who controlled his father's papers, would have to be gained. Lincoln's former secretaries decided to wait until they had sufficient time and money.
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John Nicolay & John Hay Abraham Lincoln: A History, 1917 Ed.
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Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1) - John George Nicolay, John Hay - Sound Book - English - 2/8
Please contact mpub-help umich. For more information, read Michigan Publishing's access and usage policy. When John G. Nicolay and John Hay published excerpts from their 4,page biography of Lincoln in the Century Magazine starting in , some readers found the balance between historical background and biographical foreground risibly lopsided. The historical narrative that Messrs. Hay and Nicolay are giving us is a great success as a picture of days gone by, and it is a great pity that it should be marred by those personal details of an obscure Illinois lawyer which we notice have crept into the story from time to time.