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Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior to Southern Redeemer

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 616 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jim
Nov 22, 2015 Jim rated it it was amazing
Paternalism, honor and chivalry - these are the characteristics that Rod Andrew believes directed Wade Hampton's life from beginning to end. Paternalism, the need to care for those less fortunate or less equal, drove his racism, his endorsement of slavery. Honor drove his ethics. And chivalry drove his requirement to defend his family, his state (South Carolina) and his country (the Confederacy).

Hampton was a rich plantation owner at the beginning of the Civil War, with properties in South Caro
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Dec 20, 2008 Mike rated it really liked it
One of the wealthiest plantation owners in late antebellum South Carolina, one of the Confederacy's most talented cavalry officers and most accomplished "political generals," and a major leader of the Democratic "Redeemer" movement that ultimately defeated Northern efforts to "Reconstruct" the South, Wade Hampton III's legendary career cuts across a wide swath of Southern history. Even given his daunting historical stature, however, it is remarkable that at least four full-length biographies of ...more
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