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Planters from the Caro- linas carried small armies of slaves to the rich young lands of Mississippi . Slavery ran like a tidal wave across the Gulf states . Whitney's invention was the most momentous achievement of a single individual ...
They carried innumerable mas- cots - eagles , goats , dogs , and so on , as well as all sorts of flags . The Confederate troops were particularly joyous . The vol- unteer companies gave their organizations such fierce names as " Tigers ...
Their operations were carried on so quietly that even their own brokers did not know what they were trying to do ... had to be taken care of , and a million dol- lars ' worth of contracts was bought for him , and carried by Gould .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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