Wade Hampton III

Wade Hampton III

Book - 2007
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Providing the most balanced and comprehensive portrayal of Wade Hampton III to date, Robert K. Ackerman's biography explores the remarkable abilities and tragic failings of the planter-statesman who would come to personify the Civil War and Reconstruction in South Carolina. Ackerman traces Hampton's esteemed lineage and his preparation for life as a Southern aristocrat. Though Hampton benefited from third-generation wealth, a classical education, and an inherent sense of noblesse oblige, as Ackerman notes, prior to the war Hampton served almost without distinction in the South Carolina General Assembly - with the exception of his opposition to reopening the slave trade. Hampton did not favor secession, but once South Carolina left the Union, he committed himself fully to the Confederate effort and thus began his path to legend.
Alternative Title: Wade Hampton 3
Wade Hampton three
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781570036675
Branch Call Number: B HAMPTON WADE
Characteristics: xiii, 341 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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