He urged his friends not to drink and, where possible, used his influence to deny others access to alcohol. Then Governor James P. After he converted to Christianity under the gentle ministrations of his first wife, Ann, Cocke devoted himself to public service and to social reform. The two survived original board members Thomas Jefferson and James Madison by many years and exercised a decisive influence on the University in its early years. He chose only skilled slaves whom he thought could make a living independently, paid their passage to Africa, and maintained a correspondence with them for years after their arrival.
The two survived original board members Thomas Jefferson and James Madison by many years and exercised a decisive influence on the University in its early years. Eventually, there were even ties of blood between the Cabell and Cocke families. Cabell Papers MSS He chose only skilled slaves whom he thought could make a living independently, paid their passage to Africa, and maintained a correspondence with them for years after their arrival. The friends labored together on two great enterprises that changed the course of Virginia history, the James River and Canada Company and the University of Virginia. Then Governor James P. After he converted to Christianity under the gentle ministrations of his first wife, Ann, Cocke devoted himself to public service and to social reform. He urged his friends not to drink and, where possible, used his influence to deny others access to alcohol. Cocke worked intimately with Cabell on the Canal and the University, but he devoted most of his time to addressing what he perceived to be the two great evils of his day: Publicly and privately, he worked to halt the production and consumption of alcohol. As former Christians who converted to Islam centuries ago yet did not assimilate into the culture of the surrounding Muslim populations, as Turks who speak Armenian yet are often not aware of it, as Muslims who continue to celebrate feasts that are part of the calendar of the Armenian Church, and as descendants of Armenians who, for the most part, have chosen to deny their Armenian origins in favour of recently invented myths of Turkic ancestry, the Hemshin and the seemingly irreconcilable differences within their group identity have generated curiosity and often controversy. Cocke served until , Cabell until his death in The Hemshin is the first scholarly work to provide an in-depth study of these people living in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. A loyal member of the American Colonization Society, Cocke proved his earnest intent to end slavery by actually freeing several of his bondsmen. Both men cared deeply for their native state and supported internal improvements to bolster economic development in the Virginia backcountry. It is further enriched with an unprecedented collection of maps, pictures and appendices of up-to-date statistics. Cocke forwarded to Peyton Skipwith and his family Bibles, cloths, and farming supplies along with his letters. The Hemshin forms part of the Peoples of the Caucasus series, an indispensable and yet accessible resource for all those with an interest in the Caucasus. This groundbreaking volume brings together chapters written by an international group of scholars that cover the history, language, economy, culture and identity of the Hemshin. On several of these initiatives, he collaborated with Joseph Carrington Cabell and became his dearest friend. While a director of the James River and Kanawha Company, for example, he managed to criminalize drinking among workers for two years. In addition to working slowly to eradicate slavery, Cocke was the preeminent temperance reformer in Virginia. When critics intensified their censure of the project following damages caused by an flood, the two felt alone against the world. The two fought skeptics, self-interested politicians, and the railroad to build canals and other improvements on over miles of the James River.
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