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Wade Hampton - Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman (Paperback, annotated edition) Loot Price: R275
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Wade Hampton - Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman (Paperback, annotated edition): Walter Brian Cisco
Wade Hampton - Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman (Paperback, annotated edition): Walter Brian Cisco

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Walter Brian Cisco

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On the eve of the American Civil War, Wade Hampton, one of the wealthiest men in the South and indeed the United States, remained loyal to his native South Carolina as it seceded from the Union. Raising his namesake Hampton Legion of soldiers, he eventually became a lieutenant general of Confederate cavalry after the death of the legendary J. E. B. Stuart. Hampton s highly capable, but largely unheralded, military leadership has long needed a modern treatment. After the war, Hampton returned to South Carolina, where chaos and violence reigned as Northern carpetbaggers, newly freed slaves, and disenfranchised white Southerners battled for political control of the devastated economy. As Reconstruction collapsed, Hampton was elected governor in the contested election of 1876 in which both the governorship of South Carolina and the American presidency hung in the balance. While aspects of Hampton s rise to power remain controversial, under his leadership stability returned to state government and rampant corruption was brought under control. Hampton then served in the U.S. Senate from 1879 to 1891, eventually losing his seat to a henchman of notorious South Carolina governor "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, whose blatantly segregationist grassroots politics would supplant Hampton s genteel paternalism. In "Wade Hampton," Walter Brian Cisco provides a comprehensively researched, highly readable, and long-overdue treatment of a man whose military and political careers had a significant impact upon not only South Carolina, but America. Focusing on all aspects of Hampton s life, Cisco has written the definitive military-political overview of this fascinating man. Winner of the 2006 Douglas Southall Freeman Award.

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Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2006
First published: 2006
Authors: Walter Brian Cisco
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Edition: annotated edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-57488-627-6
Barcode: 9781574886276
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Civil war
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 1-57488-627-4

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