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Hurrah for Hampton! : Black Red Shirts in South Carolina during Reconstruction / Edmund L. Drago.

Drago, Edmund L., (author.).

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Hampton Branch 975.7 DRA (Text) 30365100035691 Adult South Carolina Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC R 975.7004 Drago Edmund (Text) 23679921 Adult SC Reference Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 975.7041 DRA (Text) 0530005630088 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch REC 975.7041 DRA (Text) 0530005630186 Adult Reconstruction Collection Available -
Calhoun - Main Library S.C. B HAMPTON 1998 (Text) 30102100034634 South Carolina Room Available -
Colleton - Main Library SO. CAR. R 975.704 Drago, Edmund L. (Text) 3010171520 Adult SC Reference Available -
Fairfield - Main Library 975.7 Dra (Text) 33116001607600 Adult South Carolina Collection Available -
South Carolina State Library 975.7041 DRAG (Text) 0010102385779 Adult SC Collection Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1557285411
  • ISBN: 9781557285416
  • Physical Description: xv, 158 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1998.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-154) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Wade Hampton's Black Red Shirts -- Chart: Hampton's Black Red Shirts -- South Carolina in 1876: Testimonies as to the Denial of the Elective Franchise in South Carolina at the Election of 1876. Preston Taylor -- Richland County. Jonas Weeks -- Richland County. Merriman Washington -- Richland County. Edward Henderson -- Abbeville County. Asbury Green -- Abbeville County. Aaron Mitchell -- Abbeville County. Tom Lomax -- Abbeville County -- South Carolina Slave Narratives. Frank Adamson. Charley Barber. Ed Barber. Andy Brice. John C. Brown and Adeline Brown. Thomas Campbell. Louisa Davis. Pen Eubanks. George Fleming. Madison Griffin. Richard Mack.
Summary, etc.:
This Post-Revisionist Study examines the motives and the concerns of the ex-slaves in South Carolina who supported a movement that eventually led to white supremacy. Although most freedmen throughout the states of the former Confederacy were Republicans loyal to the party of the Federal government that had emancipated them, there were factions of African-American voters who aligned themselves with local white Democratic leaders. One such group of black conservatives joined the "Red Shirts," white paramilitary clubs that attempted to restore antebellum values in electing former Confederate general Wade Hampton governor of South Carolina in 1876.
Drago's analysis recovers and explains this lost aspect of Southern black history. Drawing on primary sources that include testimonies of seven black Red Shirts before a Congressional investigation of the election and eleven slave narratives, he de-romanticizes the black experience by examining the relationship between black initiative and southern paternalism.
Subject: African Americans > South Carolina > Politics and government > 19th century.
Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902.
South Carolina > Politics and government > 1865-1950.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) > South Carolina.
Authors, American > South Carolina > Charleston.

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