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…  See more details below

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781469616476
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
468
File size:
3 MB

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