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Burton, Orville Vernon

Overview
Works: 45 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 9,872 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate  Political fiction  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Orville Vernon Burton
The age of Lincoln by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 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"--From 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 636 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
Computing in the social sciences and humanities by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 456 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 by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 333 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
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 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sgt. Cram was with Sherman's army as it marched across Georgia in 1864 and into the Carolinas in 1865
A gentleman and an officer : a military and social history of James B. Griffin's civil war by Judith N McArthur( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 312 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 )

3 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 wife of South Carolina secessionist governor Francis W. Pickens and known as the "Queen of the Confederacy," Lucy Holcombe Pickens (1832-1899) was during her lifetime one of the most famous women in the South. Indeed, she was the only woman pictured on Confederate currency. Rumor was that in her youth she published a novel under a pseudonym. Recently discovered as The Free Flag of Cuba; or, The Martyrdom of Lopez: A Tale of the Liberating Expedition of 1851, a romanticized account of the 1851 filibustering expedition to Cuba led by Narciso Lopez, it was published under the alias H. M. Hardimann in 1854. With this new edition, Orville Vernon Burton and Georganne B. Burton resurrect Holcombe's lost work and prove it to be a window on many pressing nineteenth-century issues, including patriotism, freedom, independence, imperialism, nationalism, race, the role of southern women, and slavery." "A not-so-subtle plea for U.S. support for Cuban independence from Spain, Holcombe's novel vindicates Lopez and his men, who were officially regarded as mercenaries, some of them captured and executed. The young author was determined to have an influence on the national debates of her time, and her book declared to the world that the Lopez campaign was noble and he and his men were martyred heroes." "Revealing the link between gender issues and filibustering, Holcombe's tale clearly reflects the values southern aristocratic women expected in men, even if preserving those values meant death and defeat - a harbinger of ardent support for the Confederacy by women like Lucy. Like the South's secession, the Lopez expedition was an abject failure, and the novel eerily presages Lost Cause mythology."--BOOK JACKET
Remembering Brown at fifty : the University of Illinois commemorates Brown v. Board of Education( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 212 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 208 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
The struggle for equality : essays on sectional conflict, the Civil War, and the long reconstruction by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in America( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 132 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
Penn Center : a history preserved by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 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 )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 107 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
Becoming southern writers : essays in honor of Charles Joyner by Orville Vernon Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern writers, historians, and artists celebrate the life and career of a beloved mentor, friend, and colleague
Ungrateful servants? : Edgefield's black Reconstruction, part I of the total history of Edgefield County, South Carolina by Orville Vernon Burton( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to rebel : an autobiography by Benjamin E Mays( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gale library of daily life : slavery in America( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 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
 
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The age of Lincoln
Alternative Names
Burton, Orville V.

Vernon Burton, Orville 1947-

Languages
English (119)

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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 studiesToward the meeting of the waters : currents in the civil rights movement of South Carolina during the twentieth centurySoldiering with Sherman : Civil War letters of George F. CramA gentleman and an officer : a military and social history of James B. Griffin's civil warThe essential Lincoln : speeches and correspondence