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Feast of Reason : The Civil War Journal of James Madison Hall (Paperback) (Karen Gerhardt Fort)

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James Madison Hall kept a journal from 1860 until just before his death in 1866, in which he recorded a daily log of events in his life and the lives of his family, slaves, and friends. It also served as a record of business dealings, money borrowed and repaid, and cost of items during the war. Hall lived in Houston County, Texas, where he was a farmer, and in Liberty County, Texas, where he was a merchant and mayor of Liberty.
This book illustrates the home life of Texans during the Civil War and includes Hall’s relationship with blacks, especially a man named Billl Hicks, who became Hall’s miller when Hall was away. This book traces the changing relationships betweeen slaves and masters during the early post-war transition, before Congressional Reconstruction began. Hall’s feast of reason was to refuse to go into the military, even though he favored seccession; to adapt to changing needs and circumstances; and to remain a voice of fairness and moderation during these trying times.
Number of Pages: 300
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
Author: Karen Gerhardt Fort
Language: English
Street Date: April 14, 2017
TCIN: 52534800
UPC: 9781933337708
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-4644
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