Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Table of Contents


The Old Testament
Beginnings (1585-1660) 1
Chapter 1: Before Time, the Land 1
Chapter 2: Before Time, the Principal People 3
Chapter 3: 1585-1603, The Old World and the New 4
Chapter 4: 1607-1608, Tsenacomoco or Virginia 9
Chapter 5: 1620-1621, Plymouth 15
Chapter 6: 1621-1622, War against the English 24
Chapter 7: 1628-1640, The Genesis of Slavery 26
Chapter 8: 1629-1653, A Huguenot in Virginia 29
Chapter 9: 1632-1660, Puritans and Quakers 32
Chapter 10: 1635-1655, From Cambridge  to Ipswich
and Long Island 36
Chapter 11: 1635-1657, The New Haven Puritans 37
Chapter 12: 1638-1660, The spiritual  journey of a man
and his family 45

Journeys (1661-1765) 49
Chapter 1: 1661-1675, A Bristol merchant and his son 49
Chapter 2: 1661-1683, Free liberty of conscience 51
Chapter 3: 1677, The Quaker colony of West Jersey 55
Chapter 4: 1682, Blessed be the name of the Lord 59
Chapter 5: 1693, Kidnapped from Scotland 63
Chapter 6: 1687-1697, Struck by lightning 67
Chapter 7: 1698-1712, The Welsh Quakers 69
Chapter 8: 1702-1714, The Irish Quakers 73
Chapter 9: 1710-1717, A Maryland inn 76
Chapter 10: 1719-1740, The widow and the watchmaker 78
Chapter 11: 1740-1755, A foot in both worlds 80
Chapter 12: 1742-1748, Marrying out of meeting 81
Chapter 13: 1746-1754, A Quaker abolitionist 83
Chapter 14: 1750-1765, Delaware to North Carolina 86
Chapter 15: 1759-1763, Williamsburg 89

Freedom (1765-1781) 93
Chapter 1: 1765-1771, The Regulators of North Carolina 93
Chapter 2: 1770-1776, Presbyterian Patriots 99
Chapter 3: 1775-1776, Delaware and Long Island 102
Chapter 4: October - November 1776, Retreat  and
the Battle of White Plains 110
Chapter 5: September-November 1777,  Brandywine
and Germantown 113
Chapter 6: Winter 1777-1778, Valley Forge 120
Chapter 7: June 1778, The Battle of Monmouth 123
Chapter 8: 1778, Callaway, Boone and the Shawnee 127
Chapter 9: June - December 1779,  Stono Ferry
and Savannah 135
Chapter 10: March-May 1780, The Siege  of Charleston
and imprisonment 139
Chapter 11: September-October 1780, King’s Mountain 144
Chapter 12: January 1781, A child at Cowpens 148
Chapter 13: July 1781, Fighting  Tories in North
Carolina and peace 150

Wanderings (1785-1825) 153
Chapter 1: 1785, The Cumberland Gap 153
Chapter 2: 1788, Lookout Mountain 156
Chapter 3: 1785-1792, An American  inventor goes
 to London 158
Chapter 4: 1795-1803, An awakening in the Wilderness 162
Chapter 5: 1800-1803, From Northwest Territory to Ohio 165
Chapter 6: 1801-1805, John Marshall and judicial review 168
Chapter 7: 1806, Friends, horses and a duel 172
Chapter 8: 1807-1811, Giles County in Tennessee 175
Chapter 9: 1807-1819, The settlement of Alabama 177
Chapter 10: 1814-1815, The War of  1812 in Alabama
and Georgia 180
Chapter 11: 1813, A mad dog’s bite 183
Chapter 12: 1810-1820, Lemley Mountain 185
Chapter 13: 1821-1825, Pestilence and orphans 187

Dwellings (1826-1860) 191
Chapter 1: 1826, A cabin in the Ohio woods 191
Chapter 2: 1827, The Georgia land lottery 194
Chapter 3: 1829-1844, The long road to Texas 196
Chapter 4: 1834-1835, The death of a slave 200
Chapter 5: 1830-1839, A trail of many tears 205
Chapter 6: 1837-1841, The Seminole War 211
Chapter 7: 1841-1844, A feme sole 220
Chapter 8: 1846-1847, The Mexican War 223
Chapter 9: 1852, Epidemic 230
Chapter 10: 1850-1854, An Ohio inn 233
Chapter 11: 1855, Blue Water Creek 237
Chapter 12: 1858-1860, The Department of Oregon 241

Voices (1860-1865) 247
Chapter 1: 1860-1861, St. Louis 247
Chapter 2: 1861, Kentucky 255
Chapter 3: 1861, The 30th Georgia Infantry 256
Chapter 4: 1862, Fort Henry and Fort Donelson 258
Chapter 5: 1862, Seven Pines and Mechanicsville 264
Chapter 6: 1863, The Battle of Chancellorsville 267
Chapter 7: 1863, The Battle of Chickamauga 272
Chapter 8: 1864, Calhoun, Georgia & Rock Island, Illinois 277
Chapter 9: 1864, Kennesaw Mountain 281
Chapter 10: 1864, Sugar Creek 283
Chapter 11: 1865, She met him on his way home 286
Chapter 12: 1865, The 18th Ohio Infantry 288

The New Testament
Gleanings (1865-1895) 293
Chapter 1: 1865-1870, When they didn’t come home 293
Chapter 2: 1865-1870, Randolph County after the war 297
Chapter 3: 1867-1875, Prosperity  and progress in
the North 299
Chapter 4: 1874-1884, Death haunts us 301
Chapter 5: 1876-1880, The Elk River to Rogersville 303
Chapter 6: 1876-1881, Marriage and loss 306
Chapter 7: 1885, A terrible accident 309
Chapter 8: 1886, An argument turns deadly 313
Chapter 9: 1885-1895, Brindlee Mountain 316

Enemies (1896-1928) 321
Chapter 1: 1896-1901, The Ketchum Gang 321
Chapter 2: 1898-1904, The poorhouse 325
Chapter 3: 1899, Visiting and travel 328
Chapter 4: 1902-1904, Mending a broken heart 331
Chapter 5: 1904, A lynching at the courthouse 334
Chapter 6: 1904-1911, The Republicans in control 337
Chapter 7: 1906, Morality and religion 341
Chapter 8: 1911, Child labor and cotton mills 344
Chapter 9: 1914, Childbirth 346
Chapter 10: 1915, An Oklahoma gunfight 347
Chapter 11: 1918-1920, World War I 351
Chapter 12: 1924, Old memories 359
Chapter 13: 1925, Tuberculosis and the train ride home 361
Chapter 14: 1925, Football and mental health 363
Chapter 15: 1925-1928, Prohibition in Kentucky 365

Want (1929-1941) 369
Chapter 1: 1929-1930, Lockjaw 369
Chapter 2: 1931-1932, The things  hunger will make
you do 371
Chapter 3: 1933, Betrayal 376
Chapter 4: 1930-1934, A divorced, single mother 379
Chapter 5: 1934-1940, Hard work and privation 383
Chapter 6: 1935-1938, A miracle and the CCC 387
Chapter 7: 1937-1939, Murder 391
Chapter 8: 1933-1940, The WPA and tuberculosis again 397
Chapter 9: 1939-1940, Archaeology,  the TVA and the WPA 401
Chapter 10: 1938-1941, Restlessness 402

War (1941-1945) 409
Chapter 1: 1941, Pearl Harbor 409
Chapter 2: 1942, Rationing and a baby 410
Chapter 3: 1942-1943, Orphans 413
Chapter 4: 1943-1944, Training a soldier 415
Chapter 5: 1943-1944, Training Seabees 419
Chapter 6: 1944, Hawaii and the Palau Islands 425
Chapter 7: July-November 1944,  Life aboard the
USS PC -1187 427
Chapter 8: 1944-1945, New Guinea 429
Chapter 9: 1945, Manila, the Philippines 432
Chapter 10: 1945, The Northern Apennines Campaign 433
Chapter 11: 1945, The Po Valley Campaign 437
Chapter 12: 1945, A Marine, a dog and Hell 440
Chapter 13: 1945, Victory and the end of the war 443

Fullness (1945-1963) 447
Chapter 1: 1945, Starting over 447
Chapter 2: 1946, Neighbors 450
Chapter 3: 1946-1947, Heartaches, challenges and trials 453
Chapter 4: 1948, An election surprise 459
Chapter 5: 1949, A dirty little hillbilly 460
Chapter 6: 1950-1951, Declining health 462
Chapter 7: 1950-1953, The Korean War 466
Chapter 8: 1954-1959, Professional and personal success 473
Chapter 9: 1958-1959, The breaking point 475
Chapter 10: 1960-1961, A teen pregnancy and an election 477
Chapter 11: 1962-1963, Despair and hope 480

Boundless (1964-1987) 487
Chapter 1: 1964-1967, Hope and death 487
Chapter 2: 1968, Extended family 492
Chapter 3: 1969-1972, Lunar turbulence 499
Chapter 4: 1973, Gainful employment, a visit and a fire 502
Chapter 5: 1974, A resignation and a serial killer 506
Chapter 6: 1975-1978, The spirit of ‘76 510
Chapter 7: 1979-1981, Expanding horizons 512
Chapter 8: 1981, A ride with the devil and finding a job 519
Chapter 9: 1982-1984, Alabama beckons 522
Chapter 10: 1985-1987, An end and a beginning 529
Chapter 11: 1987-2017, The genesis of a book 536

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