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Burton, Orville Vernon

Overview
Works: 35 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 8,367 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Personal narratives  Sources  Political fiction  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: E415.7, 973.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Orville Vernon Burton
The age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,670 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( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,126 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. This detailed treatment of the economics, patterns, and rhythms of rural life, including analyses of religion and religious themes in the agrarian community, will advance our understanding of rural history and race relations in the South
"A gentleman and an officer" a military and social history of James B. Griffin's civil war by Judith N McArthur( )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work presents a collection of letters written by James B. Griffin, a wealthy planter from Edgfield, South Carolina, during the American Civil war. The book recounts an officer's experiences to provide both a social and military history
The struggle for equality essays on sectional conflict, the Civil War, and the long reconstruction ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computing in the social sciences and humanities ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Toward a new South? : studies in post-Civil War southern communities ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Class, conflict, and consensus : antebellum southern community studies ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sgt. Cram was with Sherman's army as it marched across Georgia in 1864 and into the Carolinas in 1865
Toward the meeting of the waters : currents in the civil rights movement of South Carolina during the twentieth century ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 325 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
Slavery in America ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 270 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
The essential Lincoln : speeches and correspondence by Abraham Lincoln( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 260 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 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon Burton( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 211 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
Remembering Brown at fifty : the University of Illinois commemorates Brown v. Board of Education ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born to rebel : an autobiography by Benjamin E Mays( )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penn Center : a history preserved by Orville Vernon Burton( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For more than 150 years, the Penn Center, located on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, has been an epicenter of African American education, historic preservation, and social justice for tens of thousands of descendants of formerly enslaved West Africans living in the Sea Islands. Founded in 1862 in the midst of the Civil War after the island was secured by Union troops, the Penn School was established by two Northern missionaries, Laura M. Towne and Ellen Murray, to provide a formal education for former slaves who formed the nucleus of the coastal Gullah Geechee community. Burton and Cross examine the intricate history and evolution of the Penn Center over the past 150 years and place it in its modern context. In 1901, the Penn School expanded to become the Penn Normal, Agricultural and Industrial School after adopting the industrial arts curriculum taught at Hampton and Tuskegee Institutes. The educational training stood at the forefront of progressivism and reform as it helped to advance an entire generation and community into the Industrial Age after slavery. This project makes a tremendous contribution with its examination of Penn Center's role in the Civil Rights Movement: it was the only location in South Carolina where interracial groups, including Dr. King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Peace Corps, could have safe sanctuary in an era of mandated segregation. During the Sea Island resort boom of the mid- to late-20th century, the Penn Center was instrumental in preserving land on St. Helena. Since 1974, the campus of seventeen historic structures and eight other sites has been designated a National Historic Landmark District, one of only four in the state of South Carolina, and the only African American historic district so named"--
Dixie redux : essays in honor of Sheldon Hackney ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 92 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( )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gale library of daily life slavery in America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 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
1863 : Lincoln's pivotal year by Harold Holzer( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Only hours into the new year of 1863, Abraham Lincoln performed perhaps his most famous action as president by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. Rather than remaining the highlight of the coming months, however, this monumental act marked only the beginning of the most pivotal year of Lincoln's presidency and the most revolutionary twelve months of the entire Civil War. In recognition of the sesquicentennial of this tumultuous time, prominent Civil War scholars explore the events and personalities that dominated 1863 in this enlightening volume, providing a unique historical perspec
 
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Alternative Names
Burton, Orville V.
Vernon Burton, Orville 1947-
Languages
English (89)
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