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James Henry Hammond and the Old South : a design for mastery

Author: Drew Gilpin Faust
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1985, ©1982.
Series: Southern biography series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Louisiana pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In this finely drawn and gracefully written biography ... Faust has done much more than provide us with a badly needed full-length study of a key political figure and proslavery ideologue in antebellum South Carolina. Her success in placing the tragic dimensions of Hammond's life fully within the context of the larger tragedy which defines the internal history of the slave South elevates her biography to superb  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Faust, Drew Gilpin.
James Henry Hammond and the Old South.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1982
(DLC) 82008939
(OCoLC)8452689
Named Person: James Henry Hammond; James Henry Hammond
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Gilpin Faust
ISBN: 9780807110485 0807110485 0749466650 9780749466657 9780807152478 0807152471
OCLC Number: 820840160
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 407 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits.
Contents: Part I. To be great among men --
1. A father's pride and ornament --
2. Ways and means --
3. We are with the South --
4. A means of extrication --
Part II. My little kingdom: the world of the plantation --
5. In search of despotic sway: Hammond as a master of slaves --
6. Our farms will be our factories: the planter as agricultural entrepreneur --
Part III. The hazards of power --
7. A more elevated ambition --
8. Anticipations of greatness --
9. Magnificent intentions --
10. A slaveowner in a free society --
11. The sound of the trumpet --
12. The crisis of my fate --
Part IV. In a different sphere --
13. A more virtuous energy: Hammond and the works of mind --
14. To enlighten and warn the South --
Part V. The irony of success. --
15. A predominant family of our name --
16. The violation of order --
17. The time to die.
Series Title: Southern biography series.
Responsibility: Drew Gilpin Faust.

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"In this finely drawn and gracefully written biography ... Faust has done much more than provide us with a badly needed full-length study of a key political figure and proslavery ideologue in antebellum South Carolina. Her success in placing the tragic dimensions of Hammond's life fully within the context of the larger tragedy which defines the internal history of the slave South elevates her biography to superb cultural and social history."--Georgia Historical Quarterly.

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