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Toward Camden by Mercy Romero

Title Toward Camden
Author Mercy Romero
Publisher Duke University Press
Release 2021-11-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 136
ISBN 1478022000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Toward Camden, Mercy Romero writes about the relationships that make and sustain the largely African American and Puerto Rican Cramer Hill neighborhood in New Jersey where she grew up. She walks the city and writes outdoors to think about the collapse and transformation of property. She revisits lost and empty houses—her family's house, the Walt Whitman House, and the landscape of a vacant lot. Throughout, Romero engages with the aesthetics of fragment and ruin; her writing juts against idioms of redevelopment. She resists narratives of the city that are inextricable from crime and decline and witnesses everyday lives lived at the intersection of spatial and Puerto Rican diasporic memory. Toward Camden travels between what official reports say and what the city's vacant lots withhold. Duke University Press Scholars of Color First Book Award recipient

Title The Camden Expedition of 1864 and the Opportunity Lost by the Confederacy to Change the Civil War
Author Michael J. Forsyth
Publisher McFarland
Release 2015-08-01
Category History
Total Pages 222
ISBN 1476608040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Confederacy had a great opportunity to turn the Civil War in its favor in 1864, but squandered this chance when it failed to finish off a Union army cornered in Louisiana because of concerns about another Union army coming south from Arkansas. The Confederates were so confused that they could not agree on a course of action to contend with both threats, thus the Union offensive advancing from Arkansas saved the one in Louisiana and became known to history as the Camden Expedition. The Camden Expedition is intriguing because of the “might-have-beens” had the key players made different decisions. The author contends that if Frederick Steele, commander of the Federal VII Army Corps, had not received a direct order from General Ulysses S. Grant to move south, disaster would have befallen not only the Army of the Gulf in Louisiana but the entire Union cause, and possibly would have prevented Abraham Lincoln from winning reelection.

Camden s Redemption by L.P. Dover

Title Camden s Redemption
Author L.P. Dover
Publisher Books by L.P. Dover, LLC
Release 2018-03-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 276
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Battle of Camden by Jim Piecuch

Title The Battle of Camden
Author Jim Piecuch
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release 2006-09-30
Category History
Total Pages 236
ISBN 1625844433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First-person accounts and historical analyses of this dramatic Revolutionary War battle in South Carolina. On the foggy morning of August 16, 1780, American and British armies clashed in the pine woods north of Camden, South Carolina, in one of the most important and influential battles of the Revolutionary War. An American victory would quash British plans to subjugate the southern colonies and virtually guarantee the independence of the fledgling United States. A victory for the British would pave the way for the conquest of North Carolina and Virginia. After nearly an hour of frenzied, bloody combat, the British army emerged victorious, and American morale plummeted to its lowest point of the war. The rout at Camden was not a total loss, however—as Patriot forces eventually came away with a renewed determination to resist British advances, and the lessons from the defeat were applied to secure future victories that finally allowed the Patriots to triumph in the South. This book presents the Battle of Camden as never before: through the words of American and British participants and contemporary observers. The events leading up to the conflict, the combat itself, and the consequences of Camden are all described in striking detail. The cunning strategies of both American Major General Horatio Gates and British Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis are revealed, as are a number of battlefield reports from soldiers on both sides. In addition to these compelling first-hand accounts, The Battle of Camden includes analysis of the battle and its effects in America and Europe from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Lord George Germain. With this landmark text, historian Jim Piecuch offers a comprehensive consideration of a vital Revolutionary battle and its effects on the war for American independence.

Camden After the Fall by Howard Gillette, Jr.

Title Camden After the Fall
Author Howard Gillette, Jr.
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release 2011-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 344
ISBN 0812205278
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What prevents cities whose economies have been devastated by the flight of human and monetary capital from returning to self-sufficiency? Looking at the cumulative effects of urban decline in the classic post-industrial city of Camden, New Jersey, historian Howard Gillette, Jr., probes the interaction of politics, economic restructuring, and racial bias to evaluate contemporary efforts at revitalization. In a sweeping analysis, Gillette identifies a number of related factors to explain this phenomenon, including the corrosive effects of concentrated poverty, environmental injustice, and a political bias that favors suburban amenity over urban reconstruction. Challenging popular perceptions that poor people are responsible for the untenable living conditions in which they find themselves, Gillette reveals how the effects of political decisions made over the past half century have combined with structural inequities to sustain and prolong a city's impoverishment. Even the most admirable efforts to rebuild neighborhoods through community development and the reinvention of downtowns as tourist destinations are inadequate solutions, Gillette argues. He maintains that only a concerted regional planning response—in which a city and suburbs cooperate—is capable of achieving true revitalization. Though such a response is mandated in Camden as part of an unprecedented state intervention, its success is still not assured, given the legacy of outside antagonism to the city and its residents. Deeply researched and forcefully argued, Camden After the Fall chronicles the history of the post-industrial American city and points toward a sustained urban revitalization strategy for the twenty-first century.

Getting Used to Being Shot At by Mark K. Christ

Title Getting Used to Being Shot At
Author Mark K. Christ
Publisher University of Arkansas Press
Release 2010-04
Category History
Total Pages 249
ISBN 1557289395
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of letters bears witness to the Civil War of the common soldiers and junior officers of the Army of Tennessee. Brothers Alex and Tom Spence described to their family in detail not only the many battles in which they served, but the hardship of campaigning (they marched literally thousands of miles), the pride of serving in battle-proven units, and the pain of losing comrades to bullets and disease. The Spences were a wealthy family who owned land, slaves, and the main hotel in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. With their successful careers and extensive property, they were among Clark County's most prominent families when the shadow of secession fell across Arkansas. Four years later, Arkansas would be ravaged by war, and Tom and Alex Spence would lie in soldiers' graves, far from home. Mark Christ has assembled their powerful letters from a collection in the Old State House Museum, weaving in other letters from their extended family and friends, brief but thorough introductions to each chapter, and evocative photographs. The story moves chronologically from the outset of war to the final letter from Alex's grieving fiancée.

Military Operations of the Civil War by United States. National Archives and Records Service

Title Military Operations of the Civil War
Author United States. National Archives and Records Service
Publisher
Release 1968
Category United States
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The War of the Rebellion by United States. War Department

Title The War of the Rebellion
Author United States. War Department
Publisher
Release 1893
Category Confederate States of America
Total Pages 1164
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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