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The Resource Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War, T.J. Stiles

Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War, T.J. Stiles

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Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War
Title
Jesse James
Title remainder
last rebel of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
T.J. Stiles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stripped of the familiar myths surrounding him, [in this book, Jesse] James emerges a far more significant figure: ruthless, purposeful, intensely political; a man who, in the midst of his crimes and notoriety, made himself a spokesman for the renewal of the Confederate cause during the bitter decade that followed Appomattox ... account of his life, he emerges as far more complicated. Raised in a fiercely pro-slavery atmosphere in bitterly divided Missouri, he began at sixteen to fight alongside some of the most savage Confederate guerrillas. When the Civil War ended, his violent path led him into the brutal conflicts of Reconstruction. [The reader] follow[s] James as he places himself squarely in the forefront of the former Confederates' bid to capture political power with his reckless daring, his visibility, his partisan pronouncements, and his alliance with a rising ex-Confederate editor, John Newman Edwards, who helped shape James's image for their common purpose. In uniting violence and the news media on behalf of a political cause, James was hardly the quaint figure of legend. Rather, as his life played out across the racial divide, the rise of the Klan, and the expansion of the railroads, he was a forerunner of what we have come to call a terrorist. -Dust jacket
Summary
A reassessment of the legendary American outlaw chronicles the life of Jesse James, from his youth in Missouri, to his teenage years fighting alongside Confederate guerrillas, to his criminal career
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155523
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.15/52/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F594.J27
LC item number
S76 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
last rebel of the Civil War
Label
Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War, T.J. Stiles
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-489) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Zion, 1842-1860. The preacher ; The widow ; The slaves -- Pt. 2: Fire, 1861-1865. Rebels ; Neighbors ; Terror ; Horror ; Exile -- Pt. 3: Defiance, 1865-1876. A year of bitterness ; The guerrillas return ; The death of Captain Sheets ; The chivalry of crime ; Invisible empires ; Allies and enemies ; The persistence of civil war ; Ambition ; Anabasis -- Pt. 4: Fate, 1876-1882. Resurrection ; Assassins ; Apotheosis
Control code
2147406
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 510 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375405839
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002025493
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49276679
  • (OCoLC)49276679
Label
Jesse James : last rebel of the Civil War, T.J. Stiles
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-489) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Zion, 1842-1860. The preacher ; The widow ; The slaves -- Pt. 2: Fire, 1861-1865. Rebels ; Neighbors ; Terror ; Horror ; Exile -- Pt. 3: Defiance, 1865-1876. A year of bitterness ; The guerrillas return ; The death of Captain Sheets ; The chivalry of crime ; Invisible empires ; Allies and enemies ; The persistence of civil war ; Ambition ; Anabasis -- Pt. 4: Fate, 1876-1882. Resurrection ; Assassins ; Apotheosis
Control code
2147406
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 510 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375405839
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002025493
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49276679
  • (OCoLC)49276679

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