Item #39834 REPLY OF WADE HAMPTON, GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND OTHERS, TO THE CHAMBERLAIN MEMORIAL. Wade Hampton.
REPLY OF WADE HAMPTON, GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND OTHERS, TO THE CHAMBERLAIN MEMORIAL.

REPLY OF WADE HAMPTON, GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND OTHERS, TO THE CHAMBERLAIN MEMORIAL.

Columbia, S.C. Printed at the Presbyterian Publishing House, 1877. 63, [1 errata] pp. Stitched in original printed title wrappers [spine reinforced with old tape]. Light scattered foxing. Good+.

The caption title is, "Memorial of the Governor and State Officers of South Carolina. To the Senators and Representatives of the Congress of the United States of America." The pamphlet recounts the bitter South Carolina gubernatorial election of 1876, the "most tumultuous" in its history. Hampton's "campaign of intimidation far overshadowed" other lawless acts [Foner, Reconstruction 573-574]. For a look at the resurrection of anti-Negro sentiment in the South at the close of Reconstruction, this pamphlet is illuminating.
"In 1876 Hampton was nominated for governor by the 'straight-out' Democrats. His acceptance did much to win the support of those Democrats who had opposed the 'straight-out' movement believing that it would be better policy to work for the re-election of D.H. Chamberlain, a Republican governor." Hampton's "election was probably secured in the end by the success of his followers in preventing large numbers of the Republican Negroes from voting." He was then instrumental in restoring white supremacy in South Carolina. [DAB.]
IV Turnbull 73. Not in LCP, Blockson. Item #39834

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