The Tillman Movement in South Carolina

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CHAPTER X
THE AFTER EFFECTS OF TILLMANISM

It is the purpose of this concluding chapter to review the effects of Tillmanism upon the life of the state after Tillman, the work of the constitutional convention being completed, subordinated his interest in South Carolina to the larger issues which devolved upon him as United States senator and as one of the leaders of the national Democratic party. We shall indicate, first, the extent of his personal influence upon the politics of his state; second, the decline of this influence; third, the permanent effects of Tillmanism upon the political life of South Carolina; and fourth, his permanent contributions to the movement for education.

The first interference of Tillman in the politics of South Carolina after he became senator was not altogether successful. In 1896, he desired the election of Evans as his colleague in the Senate and the election of William H. Ellerbe as governor.1 Although the people were thoroughly satisfied with the manner in which Tillman had

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Irby did not offer himself for reëlection, since he and Tillman had quarrelled because of his failure to achieve note in Washington and for personal reasons.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Portraits xii
  • Chapter I - The Background 3
  • Chapter II - Early Life of Tillman 23
  • Chapter III - The Emergence of Tillman 51
  • Chapter IV - The Farmers in Politics 70
  • Chapter V - The Election of 1890 103
  • Chapter VI - Tillman's First Administration 135
  • Chapter VII - Tillman's Re-Election and Second Administration 158
  • Chapter VIII - The Dispensary 185
  • Chapter IX - The Constitutional Convention 203
  • Chapter X - The After Effects of Tillmanism 229
  • Bibliography 247
  • Index 263
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