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Joel McMahon

Joel McMahon is a professor of History and Philosophy. He holds a degree in engineering from Georgia Tech and a PhD in History from Georgia State University. Prior to an award-winning career in academia, McMahon worked for some of the largest financial institutions in New York City and Atlanta. His research and writing focuses on stories of struggle and redemption. McMahon is a patent-holding inventor and a Chartered Market Technician. He lives in Atlanta.

Books by Joel McMahon

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Our Good and Faithful Servant: James Moore Wayne and Georgia Unionism
By author: Joel McMahon
Product Code: H929
ISBN: 9780881466065
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $35.00
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United States Supreme Court Justice James Moore Wayne is the most famous Georgian nobody knows. When his home state seceded from the Union in 1861, Wayne retained his seat on the US Supreme Court and remained loyal to the Union as the nation lunged headlong into war. He knew the insanity of secession, and warned of the folly of disunion, but his son, Col. Henry Wayne, resigned his commission in the US Army and cast his lot with the Confederacy. This book tells their story and examines the nature of Georgia’s strong and largely overlooked unionist sentiment in the decades before the Civil War.