The Bloody South Carolina Election of 1876: Wade Hampton III, the Red Shirt Campaign for Governor and the End of Reconstruction


For more than 10 years after the close of the Civil War, South Carolina experienced unrest, disenfranchisement and military occupation under Republican rule. This book examines the gubernatorial election of 1876, in which the state's most celebrated Civil War general established a united front in the Democratic Party and wrested control of politics from the Republicans. Of particular note are the ways in which the race, with its disqualified ballots, delays and wrangling, prefigured the 2000 election. For four months, the ...

Currently there are no copies available. However, our inventory changes frequently. Please check back soon or try Book Fetch.