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High Private : the Trans-Mississippi correspondence of humorist R.R. Gilbert, 1862-1865

Author: R R Gilbert; Mary M Cronin
Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the life and work of Civil War-era Texas humorist, reporter, and editor, Rensselaer Reed Gilbert. Gilbert wrote several hundred columns during the Civil War that included news, editorials, and comic sketches for the Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph. An ardent Confederate nationalist, Gilbert was a strong supporter of states' rights and the economic institution of slavery--his status as a Yankee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilbert, R.R. (Rensselaer Reed).
High Private.
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018032633
Named Person: R R Gilbert; R R Gilbert
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R R Gilbert; Mary M Cronin
ISBN: 9781621904458 1621904458
OCLC Number: 1039467700
Description: xii, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: R.R. Gilbert : Vermont "rebel," Texas patriot --
Comic, correspondent, and conscience : an appraisal --
1862 correspondence --
1863 correspondence --
1864 correspondence --
1865 correspondence and final reflection.
Responsibility: edited by Mary M. Cronin.

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Examines the life and work of Civil War-era Texas humorist, reporter, and editor, Rensselaer Reed Gilbert, who wrote several hundred columns during the Civil War that included news, editorials, and  Read more...

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