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Burton, Orville Vernon

Overview
Works: 38 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 9,216 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Political fiction  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources 
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 1,650 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 )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 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
Computing in the social sciences and humanities( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 469 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( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 381 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 338 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 330 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
A gentleman and an officer : a military and social history of James B. Griffin's civil war by Judith N McArthur( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike the reminiscences and biographies of high-ranking, well-known Confederate officers or studies and edited collections of letters of members of the rank and file, this collection sheds light on the life of a middle officer - a life turned upside down by extreme military hardship and complicated further by the continuing need for reassurance about personal valor and status common to men of the southern gentry. With a fascinating combination of military and social history, A Gentleman and an Officer moves from the beginning of the Civil War at Fort Sumter through the end of the war and Reconstruction, vividly illustrating how the issues of the Civil War were at once devastatingly national and revealingly local
The essential Lincoln : speeches and correspondence by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 259 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon Burton( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 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 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for equality : essays on sectional conflict, the Civil War, and the long reconstruction( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in America( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 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
Dixie redux : essays in honor of Sheldon Hackney( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 99 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
Penn Center : a history preserved by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 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"--
Ungrateful servants? Edgefield's black Reconstruction, part I of the total history of Edgefield County, South Carolina by Orville Vernon Burton( )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gale library of daily life slavery in America( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 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
Slavery in America( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a chronology of slavery in North America and thematic sections on "Religion," "Health, Medicine, and Nutrition," "Regulating Slavery," "Resistance and Rebellion," "Reactions to Slavery," "The Geography of Slavery," and "War."
Born to rebel : an autobiography by Benjamin E Mays( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of Lincoln
Alternative Names
Burton, Orville V.

Vernon Burton, Orville 1947-

Languages
English (100)

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In my Father's house are many mansions : family and community in Edgefield, South CarolinaComputing in the social sciences and humanitiesToward a new South? : studies in post-Civil War southern communitiesClass, conflict, and consensus : antebellum southern community studiesSoldiering with Sherman : Civil War letters of George F. CramToward the meeting of the waters : currents in the civil rights movement of South Carolina during the twentieth centuryA gentleman and an officer : a military and social history of James B. Griffin's civil warThe essential Lincoln : speeches and correspondence