Charles Dew's unsurpassed Ironmaker to the Confederacy tells the story of the South's premier ironworks and its intrepid owner, Joseph Reid Anderson. Dew masterfully describes Tredegar's struggle to supply the Confederate nation with the weapons of war and is a seminal study of southern manufacturing and industrial slavery. This revised edition includes a new preface by the author, additional illustrations, and redesigned maps of the ironworks based on new site research and archeology.
This piece is an example of a commonly used household item. It is not a reproduction of an artifact. Each piece was hand-blown in Virginia and is one of a kind. No two pieces are identical. This piece measures approximately 3 ¾ high.
The natural color of glass is green, because sand has iron oxide or rust in it naturally. To change the color, a metal must be added.
Centered on the stories of leaders of the Confederacy,such as Robert E. Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson, the Legends in Gray 2015 Wall Calendar features the magnificently detailed and meticulously researched paintings of Mort Kunstler, America's foremost contemporary painter of the Civil War. The images are paired with commentary by James I. Robertson, Jr., noted scholar on the American Civil War and professor at Virginia Tech. 12 full-color calendar images with brass hanging grommet to prevent calendar tear.
Gift jacket size: 14" w x 12 3/8" h
Calendar size (opened): 13 3/8" w x 24" h
Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? Taking a broad view of the subject, Gleeson considers the role of the Irish southerners in the debate s over secession and the formation of the Confederacy their experiences as soldiers, the effects of the Confederate defeat for them, and their emerging ethnic identity, and their role in the rise of Lost Cause ideology.
Taking a "freakonomics approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story to cast a new light on the nature of the war itself. Collectively the essays remind us that the war is always about damage. Here are those who profited and lost by the war.Here are the cowards, the belles, and the scavengers. Here are dark topics like torture, hunger and amputation. Here, in short, is "war."
This piece is an example of a commonly used household item. It is not a reproduction of an artifact. Each piece was hand-blown and is one of a kind. No two pieces are identical.
The natural color of glass is green, because sand has iron oxide or rust in it naturally.
All of the Jamestown Glasshouse produced pieces are hand-blown and crafted by local artisans. The natural color of glass is green so if you seek historical accuracy then your best selection is the green glass items. Since every piece is hand blown and crafted there will be slight irregularities and therefore no two items will be exactly the same. Handblown Glass Vial is approx. 6'' tall. Hand wash in warm water and mild soap.
Biographer Heah Hardage Lee chronicles the life of this little-known woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South. Lee spent over 20 years delving into Winnie Davis' life through personal letters, diaries, newspaper accounts and interviews with Davis' descendants. The result is a rare breed of biography -- when a writer really emphasizes with and breathes life into her subject.