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Zeb Vance : North Carolina's Civil War governor and Gilded Age political leader

Author: Gordon B McKinney
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this comprehensive biography of the man who led North Carolina through the Civil War and, as a U.S. senator from 1878 to 1894, served as the state's leading spokesman, Gordon McKinney presents Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-94) as a far more complex figure than has been previously recognized."
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKinney, Gordon B., 1943-
Zeb Vance.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607444328
Online version:
McKinney, Gordon B., 1943-
Zeb Vance.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607783775
Named Person: Zebulon Baird Vance; Zebulon Baird Vance; Zebulon Baird Vance
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon B McKinney
ISBN: 0807828653 9780807828656
OCLC Number: 53986971
Description: xv, 477 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What manner of man? --
A mountain boyhood --
Scholar and suitor --
Lawyer and apprentice politician --
Congressman --
Secession crisis --
Colonel of the twenty-sixth regiment --
Campaign for governor --
Building a strong North Carolina --
Relations with the Confederate government --
Growing challenges --
Protest --
Challenges to the compromise --
Campaign for reelection --
Returned to office --
Defeat with honor --
Prisoner --
The politics of Reconstruction --
Frustrated politician --
The battle of giants --
Governor again --
United States senator --
party leader --
Farmers' Alliance and reelection --
Decline --
Monuments and the man.
Responsibility: Gordon B. McKinney.
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