Henry Toole Clark: Civil War Governor of North Carolina

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This is the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Henry Toole Clark, North Carolina's second Civil War governor. In addition to his actions as a war leader, it explores Clark's role as a member of the Old South's planter elite and his change in status after the war, his slaveholding business, the constitutional crisis that made him governor, and his career during the years of Reconstruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786437283
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 217
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Matthew Poteat is an assistant professor of history at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has written articles and reviews for a variety of scholarly journals and online publications, including The North Carolina Historical Review, Shenandoah: the Washington and Lee University Review, and H-Net Civil War.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Joe A. Mobley Mobley, Joe A. 1

Chronology 3

Introduction 5

1 Frontier Aristocrats 15

2 Coming Into His Own 38

3 "We rely upon his honesty" 70

4 "North Carolina has been neglected" 90

5 "With no man to protect us" 104

6 "That Odious Constitution" 119

Epilogue 145

App. A The James West Clark Letters (1822-1827) 153

App. B "On the English Character," Clark's University Oration 166

App. C A Poem Describing Members of the North Carolina Senate, 1861 169

App. D Maps 172

Chapter Notes 177

Bibliography 193

Index 203

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