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A Good Southerner: The Life of Henry A. Wise of Virginia
     

A Good Southerner: The Life of Henry A. Wise of Virginia

by Craig M. Simpson
 

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Wise (1806-76) was extremely active on the Virginia and national political scene from the early 1830s to the mid-1860s, drawing popular support because of his projection of hopefulness and energy. Regarded as eccentric, Wise is given, in this study, an interpretation that finds consistency in his life-long controversial and impulsive behavior. Simpson stresses Wise's

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Wise (1806-76) was extremely active on the Virginia and national political scene from the early 1830s to the mid-1860s, drawing popular support because of his projection of hopefulness and energy. Regarded as eccentric, Wise is given, in this study, an interpretation that finds consistency in his life-long controversial and impulsive behavior. Simpson stresses Wise's ambivalent attitude toward slaves and slave-holding, authority and authority figures, and Virginia and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807816233
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/01/1985
Series:
Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

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