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A brilliant, firsthand account of the migrations, immigrant camps, and hard work organizing of displaced Midwestern farmers in the course of the dirt Bowl of the Nineteen Thirties, illustrated with amazing pictures.
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T h e crucial doctrine left no way for Davis—certainly for a man of his temperament—to deal with such governors as Joseph Emerson Brown, of Georgia, and Zebulon Baird Vance, of North Carolina, who, for all practical purposes, were doctrinaire to the point of mania or treason in withholding men and supplies from the central government. In fact, as the first Confederate Secretary of War, Leroy Pope Walker, pointed out, in the early days of the war two hundred thousand volunteers could not be armed, because the doctrine of states' rights allowed individual states to withhold equipment.
He read history and the works of such theorists as John Locke and Adam Smith. He sank himself word by word into the literature of our national origins, of the philosophers and the politicians. He practically memorized the Constitution. Nor did he forget the classics. T h e new emptiness of the house at Brierfield was too much for him now. He spent much of his time at Hurricane, and there, with Joseph, he found the clash of minds and interests, col- 37 laboration in ideas, and a never-ending tide of speculation.
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