A Southern moderate in radical times [electronic resource] :Henry Washington Hilliard, 1808-1892 / David I. Durham.
By: Durham, David I.Material type: BookSeries: Southern biography series: Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xv, 241 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780807134221 (electronic bk.); 0807134228 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hilliard, Henry W. (Henry Washington), 1808-1892 | Legislators -- United States -- Biography | United States. Congress. House -- Biography | Diplomats -- United States -- Biography | Lawyers -- Georgia -- Biography | Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Alabama -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Southern States -- Politics and government -- 19th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1865-1898 | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch | Hilliard, Henry W., 1808-1892 (Hilliard, Henry Washington) | United States. Congress. House -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 328.73/092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234) and index.
From North Carolina to Alabama : Henry W. Hilliard's early life and career -- Law, politics, and the life of the mind -- From law to politics : the move to the political stage -- Prelude to Chaeronaea : Hilliard's years in Congress -- Seasons of despair -- Postwar life and the search for identity -- "A journey in Brazil" : the quest for redemption -- Conclusion: The elder statesman -- Appendix 1: Hilliard family tomb inscriptions -- Appendix 2: Last will and testament of Hon. Henry W. Hilliard.
In A Southern Moderate in Radical Times, David I. Durham offers a comprehensive and critical appraisal of one of the South's famous dissenters. Against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent periods in American history, he explores the ideological and political journey of Henry Washington Hilliard (1808-1892), a southern politician whose opposition to secession placed him at odds with many of his peers in the South's elite class. Durham weaves threads of American legal, social, and diplomatic history to tell the story of this fascinating man who, living during a time of unrestrained destruc.
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