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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Zachary John-Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:33:28Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:33:28Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-01en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04152011-163649en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31725
dc.description.abstractJohn D. Wagg was a native of Ashe County, North Carolina and a Southern Methodist circuit minister active immediately before and during the Civil War. His surviving journal, sermons, and received letters allow us to employ him as a window into a particular time, place, and set of conditions. To facilitate this, selections from the Wagg documents have been transcribed, edited, and presented as a Web-based digital edition, the Digital John D. Wagg Papers. This edition is designed to work with many other editions of similarly narrow historical and geographical scope as one historical witness in a network of witnesses. We must draw from several varieties of documents in the John Wagg collection and from contextualizing historical scholarship to construct a history of Wagg as a product of and participant in his times. Born 8 July 1835, Wagg began keeping a journal in 1854 as he worked toward a degree in medicine at Jefferson, North Carolina, the Wagg family hometown. As a diarist he often explored the place of humanity in a God-made world, a theme that foreshadows his turn from medicine and entry into the itinerant ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in October 1858. Wagg spent the Civil War years preaching throughout western North Carolina and southwest Virginia, generally striving to keep his heavily Confederate-leaning politics from the pulpit. This lifestyle allows the Wagg Papers to bring an alternate point of view to any archive of Civil War documents consisting primarily of the letters of combatants.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWoods_ZJ_T_2011.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectdigital editionen_US
dc.subjectCivil Waren_US
dc.subjectMethodismen_US
dc.subjectnineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectAppalachiaen_US
dc.titleThe Digital John D. Wagg Papersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRadcliffe, David Hillen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMosser, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOehlschlaeger, Fritz H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04152011-163649/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-04-15en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-05-18
dc.date.adate2011-05-18en_US


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