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An Everlasting Circle: Letters of the Haskell Family of Abbeville, South Carolina, 1861–1865
Edited by: Karen Stokes   Afterword by: James Everett Kibler
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H979
ISBN: 9780881467192
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
AN EVERLASTING CIRCLE presents the Civil War correspondence of the Haskells, a prominent family of Abbeville, South Carolina. This outstanding collection of eloquent, compelling letters is unusual in that it includes the correspondence of seven brothers in arms. The Haskell brothers were literate, well-educated men, most of whom became officers highly regarded for their ability, courage, and character. Their letters are particularly strong in documenting the beginning days of the war in Charleston, as well as many significant battles in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. They also tell the love story of Alexander C. Haskell and his bride Decca Singleton, a poignant romance chronicled by Mary Chesnut in her famous diary.

An Officer of the Old Guard: Lewis Stevenson Craig, 1807–1852
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H995
ISBN: 9780881467642
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
From battling Seminoles in Florida's swamps to storming through Old Mexico's fortified towns, Lewis Stevenson Craig served as an exemplar of the U.S. Army's burgeoning professional officer corps. An early officer to make the army a career, Craig was to die with his boots on, commanding the military escort of John Russell Bartlett's U.S.-Mexican Boundary Commission. As presented in this book, Craig's story is told, unspoiled by present-mindedness, through deep research into the original sources which include Virginia family papers and court files, U.S. military records, and Craig's own letters and journals, most from a heretofore untouched family archive.

And Half the Seed of Europe: A Genealogy of the Great War, 1914–1918
By author: Christopher Blake
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H945
ISBN: 9780881466355
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The First World War, or Great War as it became known, was ravaging the human family one century ago, changing forever the nature of military combat and restructuring the twentieth century in a way that was unimaginable before its course. With more than 35 million casualties, the Great War ranks among the deadliest conflicts in all history. While the Great War was hoped to be the War to End All Wars, it instead launched a series of geo-political struggles that defined the future century, and in the shadow of which we still live today. By the end of the War all the major combatants--including the United States--were engulfed in its flames and hostage to its fortunes. But the war was also very personal, shaping the lives of those who went to war, their loved ones, their families, and their future. That story of family is rarely examined in terms of the impact of the Great War.

Andrew Young and the Making of Modern Atlanta
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H921
ISBN: 9780881465877
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
ANDREW YOUNG AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ATLANTA tells the story of the decisions that shaped Atlanta’s growth from a small, provincial Deep South city to an international metropolis impacting and influencing global affairs. When Mayor William Hartsfield coined the term “City too Busy to Hate” in the 1950s, who would have imagined that within fifty years Atlanta would have the world’s busiest airport, rank as the eighth largest metropolitan area in the United States or, that this once racially-segregated city would host the Centennial Olympic Games and play host to the world in 1996? Atlanta provides a unique case study for an alternative vision of the relationships among leaders in corporations, government, and communities. The book tracks the development of the Atlanta Way, a strategy for economic development that features cross-racial cooperation—from the foundation in Reconstruction era Atlanta to the Olympic Games.

Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine
By author: Graydon F. Snyder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P576
ISBN: 9780881466843
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Early Christianity emerged from obscurity to dominate the Roman world: that story, told and retold, continues to fascinate historians and believers. From literary remains scholars have fashioned a reasonably coherent portrait of Christian leaders and their teachings, their controversies, and their struggles with the imperial power. But the religion of ordinary Christians is not so well or easily known; they have left us no literary record of their faith and their hope, their marrying and their dying, their worship and their common life. Scholars relying on literary evidence have little to say of daily life in the Christian church before the "peace" of Constantine halted the persecution of Christianity in the empire. "It is only in nonliterary data," Snyder writes, "that one can catch a glimpse of what actually happened."

Atlanta’s Fighting Forty-Second: Joseph Johnston's "Old Guard"
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H985
ISBN: 9780881467413
Availability: In stock
Price: $39.00
The Forty-Second Georgia Volunteer Infantry was organized in the spring of 1862 at Camp McDonald near Big Shanty. The regiment was made up of companies from DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Milton, Newton, and Walton counties. Fighting in the Western Theater, they were major participants at Cumberland Gap, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Resaca, Atlanta, Nashville, and Bentonville.

Baptists and Revivals
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P574
ISBN: 9780881466836
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Revivals are an integral part of Baptist life. Just as Baptists share key convictions regarding believer's baptism, congregational governance, and religious freedom, they have also widely adopted common practices. Revivals have contributed immensely to the vitality and growth of Baptists worldwide. This volume is a contribution to the theme of Baptist revivals. It explores the central role played by revivalism for Baptist life in the U.S. and Canada, Britain and Continental Europe, and the Majority world. For 250 years, beginning with the Great Awakening in the mid-eighteenth century, and in almost every place they have established churches, Baptists have embraced the practice of revivalism.

Baptists in Early North America–Abbott's Creek, North Carolina, Baptist Church, Volume IX
Edited by: J. Kristian Pratt   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1029
ISBN: 9780881468601
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Volume IX of the Baptists in Early North America Series provides a unique window into the inner life of the Sandy Creek Baptist Tradition. The records contained in this volume begin in 1783 when the church was reconstituted following the Revolutionary War and continue through 1836. The annotations included along with the transcribed minutes include information about the work of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association, of which Abbott's Creek was a founding member. An extensive bibliography and indexes are included.

Baptists in Early North America–An Abridgment of the Church History of New-England from 1602 to 1804, Volume X
Edited by: James P. Byrd   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1033
ISBN: 9780881468830
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Price: $60.00
A convert of the "Great Awakening," Issac Backus left the state-supported churches of New England and joined the Baptist movement. Tireless in his advocacy of Baptist issues, Backus opposed church-state establishments and recorded the history of Baptists, all while pastoring a Baptist church in Revolutionary America.

Baptists in Early North America–First Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Volume IV
Edited by: Thomas R. McKibbens   Series edited by: William H. Brackney
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H946
ISBN: 9780881466362
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
For the first time in more than three and a half centuries, the carefully preserved records of the First Baptist Church of Boston, Massachusetts, have been transcribed and are now published. They reveal the extraordinary faith of the original founders, the suffering they endured, and the commitment of the nine original members and their successors to persevere through the storm and finally to be recognized as one of the leading churches in Boston and ultimately the nation.

Baptists in Early North America–First Baptist, Providence, Volume II
Edited by: J. Stanley Lemons
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H873
ISBN: 9780881464436
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
Baptists in Early North America—First Baptist, Providence, is the second volume to appear in the BENA Series. This church, also known as the First Baptist Church in America, was founded in 1638 by Roger Williams and a group of religious outcasts from Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Baptists in Early North America–Meherrin, Virginia, Volume VI
Edited by: Fred Anderson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H972
ISBN: 9780881466973
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
BAPTISTS IN EARLY NORTH AMERICA--MEHERRIN, VIRGINIA features the transcription of the records of Meherrin, an eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Baptist church on the frontier of Virginia in rural Lunenburg County. Despite its backwater location and relatively small congregation, Meherrin played a significant role in one of the great episodes of Baptist history in young America: the rise of Separate Baptists and their influence in Virginia.

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