Origins of Southern Radicalism: The South Carolina Upcountry, 1800-1860

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byLacy K. FordAs told byJr. Lacy Ford

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In the sixty years before the American Civil War, the South Carolina Upcountry evolved from an isolated subsistence region that served as a stronghold of Jeffersonian Republicanism into a mature cotton-producing region with a burgeoning commercial sector that served as a hotbed of Southernradicalism. This groundbreaking study examines this startling evolution, tracing the growth, logic, and strategy of pro-slavery radicalism and the circumstances and values of white society and politics to analyze why the white majority of the Old South ultimately supported the secession movementthat led to bloody civil war.

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In the sixty years before the American Civil War, the South Carolina Upcountry evolved from an isolated subsistence region that served as a stronghold of Jeffersonian Republicanism into a mature cotton-producing region with a burgeoning commercial sector that served as a hotbed of Southernradicalism. This groundbreaking study examines...

Lacy K. Ford is at University of South Carolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.06 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195069617

ISBN - 13:9780195069617

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"This is a superb book. It carefully situates republican ideology in its social, economic, and political context and skillfully portrays interrelationships between ideas and social reality."--Georgia Historical Quarterly