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Egerton, Douglas R.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 8,767 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E269.N3, 973.30896
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Most widely held works about Douglas R Egerton
 
Most widely held works by Douglas R Egerton
Death or liberty : African Americans and revolutionary America by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Death or Liberty, Douglas R. Egerton offers a sweeping chronicle of African American history stretching from Britain's 1763 victory in the Seven Years' War to the election of slaveholder Thomas Jefferson as president in 1800. - book jacket
The wars of Reconstruction : the brief, violent history of America's most progressive era by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1870, just five years after Confederate surrender and thirteen years after the Dred Scott decision ruled blacks ineligible for citizenship, Congressional action had ended slavery and given the vote to black men. That same year, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey became the first African-American U.S. senator and congressman respectively. In South Carolina, only twenty years after the death of arch-secessionist John C. Calhoun, a black man, Jasper J. Wright, took a seat on the state's Supreme Court. Not even the most optimistic abolitionists had thought such milestones would occur in their lifetimes. The brief years of Reconstruction marked the United States' most progressive moment prior to the civil rights movement. Previous histories of Reconstruction have focused on Washington politics. But in this sweeping, prodigiously researched narrative, Douglas Egerton brings a much bigger, even more dramatic story into view, exploring state and local politics and tracing the struggles of some fifteen hundred African-American officeholders, in both the North and South, who fought entrenched white resistance. Tragically, their movement was met by ruthless violence -- not just riotous mobs, but also targeted assassination. With stark evidence, Egerton shows that Reconstruction, often cast as a "failure" or a doomed experiment, was rolled back by murderous force
Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In early 1860, pundits and political operatives across America confidently predicted the victory of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential election. Douglas, after all, led the Democrats, the only party that bridged North and South. But the Democracy would splinter over the issue of slavery, opening the way for the upstart Republicans, exclusively Northern, to steal the Oval Office. Dark horse Abraham Lincoln, not the first choice even of his own party, won the presidency with a record-low share of the popular vote. Year of Meteors re-creates the cascade of events that confounded political bosses, set North and South on the road to disunion, and put not Stephen Douglas but his lifelong rival in the White House"--Page 2 of cover
He shall go out free : the lives of Denmark Vesey by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author used "church records, court documents, travel accounts, and newspapers from America and Saint Domingue to recreate the lost world of the mysterious Vesey," "a free black [who] was hanged in Charleston, S.C., for his leadership role in one of the largest slave uprisings ever planned in the United States."--Jacket
Gabriel's rebellion : the Virginia slave conspiracies of 1800 and 1802 by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illuminates the complex motivations that underlay two related Virginia slave revolts: the first in 1800 by the slave known as Gabriel; and the second, called the "Easter Plot," instigated in 1802 by one of his followers."--Cover
Thunder at the gates : the black Civil War regiments that redeemed America by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost immediately after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, abolitionists began to call for the raising of black regiments. The South and most of the North responded with outrage. Southerners vowed to enslave black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the courage to fight. Yet Boston's Brahmins, always eager for a moral crusade, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In this book, Douglas R. Egerton chronicles the formation and exploits of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry -- regiments led by whites but composed of black men born free or into slavery
Charles Fenton Mercer and the trial of national conservatism by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atlantic world : a history, 1400-1888( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the core of this survey lies a consideration of the relationships among people living in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with a focus on how these relationships played important roles - often the most important roles - in how the histories of the people involved unfolded."--Provided by publisher
Rebels, reformers, & revolutionaries : collected essays and second thoughts by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays examines the lives and thoughts of three interrelated Southern groups - enslaved rebels, conservative white reformers, and white revolutionaries -presenting a clear and cogent understanding of race, reform, and conservatism in early American history
Thunder at the Gates The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America by Douglas R Egerton( Recording )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, abolitionists began to call for the creation of black regiments. At first, the South and most of the North responded with outrage; southerners promised to execute any black soldiers captured in battle, while many northerners claimed that blacks lacked the necessary courage. Meanwhile, Massachusetts, long the center of abolitionist fervor, launched one of the greatest experiments in American history. In Thunder at the Gates, Douglas R. Egerton chronicles the formation and battlefield triumphs of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry and the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry-regiments led by whites but composed of black men born free or into slavery. He argues that the most important battles of all were won on the field of public opinion, for in fighting with distinction the regiments realized the long-derided idea of full and equal citizenship for blacks. A stirring evocation of this transformative episode, Thunder at the Gates offers a riveting new perspective on the Civil War and its legacy
Making America : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Cont. from TofC] 1974-86 -- Making new choices, 1986-94. [The book] follows the course of American history form the earliest human settlements to the present day ... In keeping with the goal to create a clear and straightforward narrative chronology, a central theme in this text is the political development of the nation.-Pref
Making America : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the United States in a way that makes sense. The authors' clear and coherent writing style creates a rich portrait of human experience that you will enjoy reading
The Denmark Vesey Affair : a documentary history( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egerton and Paquette have edited and annotated a wealth of archival material to create the authoritative one-volume documentary history of the Denmark Vesey insurrection of 1822
Charles Fenton Mercer and the foundations of modern American conservatism by Douglas R Egerton( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American controversies series( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Improving the southern culture and environment : comment on papers by Douglas R Egerton( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mark Twain Teachers' Workshop lecture : "Mark Twain's South" by Douglas R Egerton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings Family : a Matter of Blood by Douglas R Egerton( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To the tombs of the Capulets : Charles Fenton Mercer and public education in Virginia, 1816-1817 by Douglas R Egerton( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charles Fenton Mercer and the foundations of modern American conservatism. [Volumes I and II] by Douglas R Egerton( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Death or liberty : African Americans and revolutionary America
Alternative Names
Egerton, Douglas R.

Egerton, Douglas Rogers 1956-

Languages
English (104)

Covers
Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil WarHe shall go out free : the lives of Denmark VeseyGabriel's rebellion : the Virginia slave conspiracies of 1800 and 1802The Atlantic world : a history, 1400-1888Rebels, reformers, & revolutionaries : collected essays and second thoughts