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Horace Greeley's "New-York Tribune": Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor (review)

Horace Greeley's "New-York Tribune": Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor (review) struggle. His "far flung" business ventures brought him into contact with the Creek, and despite Jobe's racism, his memoir and his familiarity with the Muscogee and Cherokee languages reveal his grudging respect for the South's indigenous cultures (25). Jobe's knowledge of the southeastern tribes led to his appointment as a federal Indian agent to the Chippewa Nation charged with promoting America's Indian "civilization" efforts. Jobe's description of his time with the Chippewa reveals the tribal factionalism and violence accompanying America's Indian policies, including partisan bloodshed between "accommodationists" and "traditionalists," political assassinations, and insidious plots by white land speculators (102). A Mountaineer in Motion is an important memoir written by a man who lived an extraordinary life. Despite Jobe's repeated assertions that his account was only for his family, his memoir is a rich and valuable historical source that deserves publication, and David C. Hsiung's skillful commentary places Jobe's life within its historical and scholarly context. Careful editing and rearrangement make Jobe's memoir accessible to historians and entertaining for general audiences. Kevin T. Barksdale kevin t. barksdale is an assistant professor of history at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and the author of The Lost State of Franklin: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Horace Greeley's "New-York Tribune": Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 1 (4) – Nov 17, 2011

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struggle. His "far flung" business ventures brought him into contact with the Creek, and despite Jobe's racism, his memoir and his familiarity with the Muscogee and Cherokee languages reveal his grudging respect for the South's indigenous cultures (25). Jobe's knowledge of the southeastern tribes led to his appointment as a federal Indian agent to the Chippewa Nation charged with promoting America's Indian "civilization" efforts. Jobe's description of his time with the Chippewa reveals the tribal factionalism and violence accompanying America's Indian policies, including partisan bloodshed between "accommodationists" and "traditionalists," political assassinations, and insidious plots by white land speculators (102). A Mountaineer in Motion is an important memoir written by a man who lived an extraordinary life. Despite Jobe's repeated assertions that his account was only for his family, his memoir is a rich and valuable historical source that deserves publication, and David C. Hsiung's skillful commentary places Jobe's life within its historical and scholarly context. Careful editing and rearrangement make Jobe's memoir accessible to historians and entertaining for general audiences. Kevin T. Barksdale kevin t. barksdale is an assistant professor of history at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and the author of The Lost State of Franklin:

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 17, 2011

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