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John Hartwell Cocke of Bremo: Agriculture and Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South

Coyner, Martin Boyd
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Coyner, Martin Boyd
Advisor
Bernard, Mayo
Abstract
John Hartwell Cocke was an original. Apart from the generality and the crowd, he possessed a talent in pioneering new paths for old beliefs. It might be asked v-rhy, when our libraries fairly bulge with biographies of obscure men, when few facets of the Old South have not been illum:imed, should someone offer a study of General John Hartwell Cocke? Miss Martineau well suggests the worth of such individuals. General Cocke was a unique Southerner. In fact, taken in any context whatsoever, he was singular. And he had with his singularity a gift of some vision. He sought to be, again in the language of Miss Martineau, one of 11 the prophets and redeemers of their age and Country. He was a prophet and a pioneer in agriculture in education, in Gothic architecture, Victorian piety, in temperance, and much else.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of History, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 1961
Published Date
1961-05-30
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Notes
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015. Thesis originally deposited on 2015-11-17 in version 1.28 of Libra. This thesis was migrated to Libra2 on 2017-03-23 16:38:08.
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