9780762748211

It Happened in the Old South : Thirty-Two Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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    9780762748211

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    0762748214

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-14
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot
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Summary

This book tells thirty stories of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentuckyfrom early European exploration to the end of the Civil War. Readers will be introduced to well-known characters, little-known heroes, and events that changed historyfrom "How 'Old Glory' Got Its Name" in Tennessee and "The Court-Martial of Daniel Boone" in Kentucky to "The Invention of the Cotton Gin" in Georgia and "The Capture of Aaron Burr" in Mississippi.

Author Biography

Jim Crutchfield is a popular historian and the author of numerous books, including It Happened in Montana, It Happened in Washington, and other It Happened In books.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Florida's First White Citizen-Florida, 1528p. 1
Looking for the Lost Colony-North Carolina, 1590p. 5
The Foundating of Jamestown-Virginia, 1607p. 9
A Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains-Virginia, 1670p. 15
Edward Teach Meets His Maker-North Carolina, 1718p. 21
The Real Story of Evangeline-Louisiana, 1764p. 26
The Edenton Tea Party-North Carolina, 1774p. 30
James Adir's Sojourn in Alabama-Alabama, 1775p. 33
The Court-Martial of Daniel Boone-Kentucky, 1778p. 38
The Battle of Kings Mountain-South Carolina, 1780p. 43
The Invention of the Cotton Gin-Georgia, 1792p. 48
Early Indian Trade in Georgia-Georgia, 1796p. 53
An Englishman in Louisiana-Louisiana, 1797p. 58
The Death of George Washington-Virginia, 1799p. 63
Dealing with Highwaymen-Mississippi, 1804p. 68
Shakertown, Village of Yesteryear-Kentucky, 1806p. 73
The Capture of Aaron Burr-Mississippi, 1807p. 78
Meriwether Lewis's Last Journey-Tennessee, 1809p. 84
Mayhem on the Kentucky Frontier-Kentucky, 1811p. 88
Gunfight on Nashville's Public Square-Tennessee, 1813p. 93
Indian Warfare in Alabama-Alabama, 1813-14p. 98
The Battle of New Orleans-Louisiana, 1815p. 103
Denmark Vesey's Slave Revolt-South Carolina, 1822p. 107
Frances Wright's Dream-Tennessee, 1826p. 113
Andrew Jackson's Brush with Death-District of Columbia, 1835p. 118
Fighting the Seminoles-Florida, 1835-42p. 122
John Thompson's Horrific Ordeal-Florida, 1836p. 127
The Trail of Tears-Georgia, 1838p. 132
Memoris of a Natchez Businessman-Mississippi, 1851p. 137
Opening Shots at Fort Sumter-South Carolina, 1861p. 143
Damn the Torpedoes!-Alabama, 1864p. 148
The Assassination of Abraham Linclon-District of Columbia, 1865p. 152
Bibliographyp. 157
Indexp. 161
About the Authorp. 168
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