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Henry Toole Clark : Civil War governor of North Carolina /
R. Matthew Poteat ; foreword by Joe A. Mobley.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
description
x, 207 p.
ISBN
0786437286 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786437283 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
isbn
0786437286 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786437283 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Frontier aristocrats -- Coming into his own -- "We rely upon his honesty" -- "North Carolina has been neglected" -- "With no man to protect us" -- "That odious constitution".
abstract
"This is the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Henry Toole Clark, North Carolina's second Civil War governor. 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 years of Reconstruction"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6759242
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
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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"This is the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Henry Toole Clark, North Carolina's second Civil War governor. 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 years of Reconstruction"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
This is the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Henry Toole Clark, North Carolina's second Civil War governor. 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. 1
Chronologyp. 3
Introductionp. 5
Frontier Aristocratsp. 15
Coming Into His Ownp. 38
"We rely upon his honesty"p. 70
"North Carolina has been neglected"p. 90
"With no man to protect us"p. 104
"That Odious Constitution"p. 119
Epiloguep. 145
The James West Clark Letters (1822-1827)p. 153
"On the English Character," Clark's University Orationp. 166
A Poem Describing Members of the North Carolina Senate, 1861p. 169
Mapsp. 172
Chapter Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 193
Indexp. 203
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