A Good Southerner: The Life of Henry A. Wise of Virginia

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Abbott, John Stevens Cabot, 242-43
Aberdeen, Lord, 57; denial of Wise's charges, 67-68
Aberdeen Act of 1945, 67
Abolitionists, 21, 29, 146, 226; roots in New York, 18; quoted by Wise, 54; underestimation by Wise, 56; danger to the Union, 83; purveyors of foreign ideology, 101; readiness to attack Virginia, 124
Accomac County, 5, 6, 11, 20, 33, 34, 36, 49, 143, 165, 205, 222; birthplace of Wise, 3; Wise's properties in, 221. See also Eastern Shore (of Virginia)
Adams, Henry: Democracy (novel), 303
Adams, James H., 131
Adams, John Quincy, 16, 17, 25, 31, 32, 36, 45, 50, 54, 55, 57, 58, 65, 76, 121, 124, 242; attack on Wise, 42-44; attack on gag rule, 59
Adam, Nehemiah, 102; A South-Side View of Slavery, 100-101
Adams letter from Wise, 100-104, 105, 107, 144, 176, 177
Albany Regency, 13-14, 18
Anderson, Osborne, 216
American Emigrant Aid and Homestead Company, 147
American Missionary Association: schools at Rolleston, 288-89
American Movement. See Know- Nothings
American Organ, 121
Anglo-Brazilian Treaty of 1826, 62, 67
Appomattox. Virginia: retreat to, 282, 283; surrender at, 282-83
Apprenticeship of Africans: in West Indies, 67-68
Army of Northern Virginia, 281
Atherton, Charles, 32
Auburn Signal, 187
Aylett, Patrick Henry, 187
Badger Amendment, 98, 99, 100, 162, 169, 182
Baldwin, John B., 250
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 211, 216, 217, 258-59
Bancroft, George, 65
Barbour, James, 240
Barbour, Philip P., 13
Barnard, Henry, 77
Bayly, Thomas H., 133
Beauregard, P. G. T., 264, 273, 274, 277, 279, 280
Bell, John, 24, 27, 55, 219, 236, 238
Benjamin, Judah P., 265, 267, 268
Bennett, James Gordon, 166
Bennett, Jonathan M., 148, 233
Benton, Thomas Hart, 27
Booker, George, 94
Border counties (of Virginia), 114, 206, 210, 255; disturbances after Brown's execution, 212
Botts, John Minor, 100, 147, 167; endorsement of Know-Nothings, 109; caricature in Life and Death of Sam, 121; attacks on Wise and the Democrats, 127-28; influence in Virginia, 128; attacks on secessionists, 230; sympathy for Republicans, 244
Bowman's Folly (estate), 6
Bragg, Thomas, 132
Brazil: slave trade in, 36, 62-64, 67; Wise's ministry in, 61-69; relations with United States, 61-62, 64, 65, 68; affliction by slavery, 65-66; crisis in relations with Great Britain, 67
Breckinridge, John C., 234, 236
Britain. See Great Britain
Brockenbrough, John, 178-79
Brooks, Preston, 37, 126
Brown, Albert Gallatin, 181
Brown, John, 35, 129, 158, 219, 220, 223, 224, 226, 227, 229, 273, 291, 312; ambivalences parallel to

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Maps x
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Chapter 1 the Character and Politics of a Young Virginian 3
  • Chapter 2 a Long Farewell to Jackson 16
  • Chapter 3 Defending Shaky Outposts 29
  • Chapter 4 Supporting Tyler and Escaping the Consequences 45
  • Chapter 5 the Good Slaveholder 61
  • Chapter 6 Political Compromise and the Protection of Slavery 78
  • Chapter 7 Political Entitlements 87
  • Chapter 8 Saving Virginia, Preserving the Union 106
  • Chapter 9 a Futile Effort to Revive the Old Dominion 135
  • Chapter 10 Kansas 157
  • Chapter 11 Two Men at Harpers Ferry 203
  • Chapter 12 Failed Hope and the Choice of War 219
  • Chapter 13 Steadfast to the Last 252
  • Chapter 14 Confederate Past, Yankee Future 285
  • Abbreviations 315
  • Notes 319
  • Bibliography 395
  • Index 435
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