By Thomas L. Purvis

This booklet is concise, effortless -to-use consultant to the contributors, peoples, events, pursuits, occasions, judgements and wars that experience formed the background of the USA.

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18 August 1807; d. , 21 November 1886) Son of John Q. ADAMS, he opened a law office at Boston in 1829. He strongly supported ABOLITIONISM, was the nominee of the FREE-SOILPARTY for vice-president in 1848, and sat in Congress as a Republican (185961). As ambassador to Britain (18618), he performed valuable services by placating British anger over the TRENTAFFAIR, blocking the shipment of IRONCLAD rams for the CSA navy, and countering the efforts of CSA envoys for British aid or recognition for the Confederacy.

Was a prominent battleground of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and site of the MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, the BIRMINGHAM DESEGREGATION VIOLENCE, SELMA FREEDOM MARCH, and Governor George WALLACE's defiance of federal court orders to integrate the University of Alabama in 1963. By 1990 Ala. 1 percent were foreign-born. Manufacturing employed 23 percent of the work force and mining 8 percent. Alabama,CSS This cruiser was the Confederacy's most successful raider of Union commerce. Under Captain Raphael Semmes, she captured, burned, or sank 69 USA ships, valued at $6,547,609, from September 1862 to 19 June 1864, when Captain John Winslow's USS Kearsage sank her off Cherbourg, France.

Tyler of Groton Academy, for their encouraging and helpful comments on the manuscript. Professor Colin G. Calloway of the University of Wyoming deserves commendation for his many suggestions regarding Native Americans. , Library for their consideration in allowing me to use several important non-circulating books. A bravo is extended to John A. , for his delightful and insightful entry on ee cummings. I finally wish to thank editorial director John Davey for his confidence and patience while this project extended longer than we had originally planned.

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