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Posted March 30, 2012
One prominent historian said that in 1860 Wade Hampton was arguable the most wealthy man in the world, though a great part of his wealth was in human property. Dr. Ackerman in his biography of Hampton would disagree in that Hampton was so deeply in debt with mortgages and loans against his property, both real and human. Hampton's experience as a plantation owner, slave owner, General of Cavalry, advocate and governor makes for a great story, well told by the author. This book helps to understand the man, but also South Carolina and the South in those difficult days of the 19th Century.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.