Dueling in the Old South: Vignettes of Social History

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When the code of honor ruled the antebellum Southor at least its upper classesthe slightest insult might give rise to a pistol duel at twenty paces, conducted with elaborate politeness. A crime on the statue books but a matter of honor to Southern gentlemen, dueling reflected the preCivil War individualism of this caste and their distaste for legal governance of their personal affairs. An understanding of the gentry s acceptance of dueling may even throw light on the mentality of those who led the South into a great mass ...

Dueling in the Old South: Vignettes of Social History 1999, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9780890960981

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Dueling in the Old South: Vignettes of Social History 1980, Texas A&M University Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9780890961933

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