Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior to Southern Redeemer

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Nov 30, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 640 pages
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One of the South's most illustrious military leaders, Wade Hampton III was for a time the commander of all Lee's cavalry and at the end of the war was the highest-ranking Confederate cavalry officer. Yet for all Hampton's military victories, he also suffered devastating losses in his family and personal life. Rod Andrew's critical biography sheds light on his central role during Reconstruction as a conservative white leader, governor, U.S. senator, and Redeemer; his heroic image in the minds of white southerners; and his positions and apparent contradictions on race and the role of African Americans in the New South. Andrew also shows that Hampton's tragic past explains how he emerged in his own day as a larger-than-life symbol--of national reconciliation as well as southern defiance.

 

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Contents

PART II CHIVALRY
47
PART III VINDICATION
265
Epilogue
499
The Fable of Hampton Major S and a Union Private
505
Notes
507
Bibliography
577
Index
601
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Rod Andrew Jr. is professor of history at Clemson University and a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is author of Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915.

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