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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, 1961
Published Date
1961-05-30
Degree
PhD
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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