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cock-fighting

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

A ferocious blood‐sport, probably introduced by the Romans, in which intensively trained gamecocks with metal or bone spurs were set to fight, usually to the death, on a stage in a circular...

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Cutler's Cock Fight

Harry W. Pfanz.

in Gettysburg—The First Day

July 2001; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3768 words.

This chapter describes the Union infantry's debut into the conflict at Gettysburg, which was marked by fire exchanged between the brigades of Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler and Brig. Gen....

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To Live Like Fighting Cocks: Independence, Sex Roles, and Slavery

Joan E Cashin.

in A Family Venture

January 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7812 words.

Upon the migration of the members of the planter family towards the Southwest, a dynamic change in their culture, social values, and character emerged as a form of adaptation in the new...

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Toward a More Perfect Union

Ann Fairfax Withington.

March 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 282 pages.

On the way toward declaring independence, Americans saw themselves as a separate people in the process of birth. In 1774, the First Continental Congress drew up a highly specific code of...

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