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The South's wealthiest planter : Wade Hampton I of South Carolina, 1754-1835

Author: Ronald E Bridwell
Publisher: 1980.
Dissertation: Ph. D. University of South Carolina 1980
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study of Wade Hampton I represents an effort to delineate one man's successful struggle to improve his economic status. Hampton is perhaps the best representative, although much more dramatic than others, of a group of 'new leaders' in South Carolina who illustrate the fluidity of Carolina society during the late eighteenth century ... In addition to examining Wade Hampton's rise to political, economic, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Wade Hampton; Wade Hampton
Material Type: Biography, Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Bridwell
OCLC Number: 7770140
Notes: Includes a genealogy of the Hampton family.
Reproduction Notes: Photocopy. Ann Arbor, MI : University Microfilms International, [2010]. 2 v. (xi, 832 p.) ; 23 cm.
Description: 2 volumes (xi, 832 leaves) : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: The Hampton family --
The Hampton massacre --
Merchant and soldier --
Hampton rejoins the rebels --
The Battle of Eutaw Springs --
Opportunist --
"Prince of speculators" --
Land magnate --
Planter --
Entrepreneur --
A second military career : the War of 1812 --
Frustrated commander --
Command in the North --
The Battle of Chateaugay : defeat and disgrace --
Peace and prosperity.
Responsibility: by Ronald Edward Bridwell.

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"This study of Wade Hampton I represents an effort to delineate one man's successful struggle to improve his economic status. Hampton is perhaps the best representative, although much more dramatic than others, of a group of 'new leaders' in South Carolina who illustrate the fluidity of Carolina society during the late eighteenth century ... In addition to examining Wade Hampton's rise to political, economic, and social prominence, this study will also attempt to provide answers to specific questions concerning the method and manner of upward mobility in South Carolina. The economic rank of the early Hamptons, the sources of Wade Hampton's wealth, the relationship between wealth and social and political status, and the fate of the family fortune after the death of Wade Hampton I are a few of the other questions which will be explored"--Page viii-ix.

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