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Robert Toombs : the civil wars of a United States senator and Confederate general /
Mark Scroggins.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.
description
xi, 230 p.
ISBN
0786463635 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786463633 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.
isbn
0786463635 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786463633 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Georgia -- Milledgeville -- House -- Senate -- Dixie -- Un-reconstructed.
abstract
"Robert Toombs of Georgia stands as one of the most fiery and influential politicians of the nineteenth century. This biography chronicles his days as a student and young lawyer, his political career, his appointment as the Confederacy's first Secretary of State, his unsuccessful stint as a Confederate General, and his role as an unreconstructed rebel after the war"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7792328
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-224) and index.
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Robert Toombs of Georgia stands as one of the most fiery and influential politicians of the nineteenth century. Sarcastic, charming, egotistical, and gracious, he rose quickly from state office to congressman to senator in the decades before the Civil War. Though he sought sectional reconciliation throughout the 1840s and 1850s, he eventually became one of the South's most ardent secessionists. This thorough biography chronicles his days as a student and young lawyer in Georgia, his boisterous political career, his appointment as the Confederacy's first Secretary of State, his unsuccessful stint as a Confederate General, and his role as a proud, unreconstructed rebel after the war. A thorough exploration of Toombs' career reveals the political forces and political missteps that drove him--and men like him--to secede from the United States and form the Confederacy.
Library of Congress Summary
"Robert Toombs of Georgia stands as one of the most fiery and influential politicians of the nineteenth century. This biography chronicles his days as a student and young lawyer, his political career, his appointment as the Confederacy's first Secretary of State, his unsuccessful stint as a Confederate General, and his role as an unreconstructed rebel after the war"--Provided by publisher.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Robert Toombs of Georgia stands as one of the most fiery and influential politicians of the 19th century. This biography chronicles his days as a student and young lawyer, his political career, his appointment as the Confederacy's first Secretary of State, his unsuccessful stint as a Confederate General, and much more.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Georgiap. 3
Milledgevillep. 19
Housep. 39
Senatep. 80
Dixiep. 124
Un-Reconstructedp. 160
Notesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 225
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