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Zeb Vance, champion of personal freedom /

Tucker, Glenn.
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Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.
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viii, 564 pages : maps, portrait ; 24 cm
Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-549) and index.; The senator reflects -- A spark is struck in the mountains -- Enlivening Chapel Hill -- Searching for Dr. Mitchell's body -- Mountain politician and congressman -- Defender of the Union -- Zeb and his state are crowded out -- Colonel of the Twenty-sixth -- New Bern : the test of combat -- Malvern Hill -- Governor by a landslide -- Girding for a long war -- The crises come in clusters -- Sharpsburg wounded -- Doughty runners of the blockade -- Recruitment and promotion controversies -- Needed : a war correspondent -- Guardian of civil rights -- Massacre in the mountains -- Vance's plagues : deserters and cavalrymen -- Long trail from Gettysburg -- The governor cheers Lee's army -- Vance and Holden as adversaries -- Grinding up the seed corn -- Sunset hours of a lost cause -- Jovial prisoner at the old capitol -- Lawyer, lecturer, campaigner -- Governor again and senator -- Ease and honors at the close.; "Rugged, dynamic, controversial -- Zebulon Baird Vance was one of the dominant personalities of the South for nearly half a century. Here is the first full-scale biography of this important figure. This colorful and carefully researched study centers on Vance's dedication to democratic institutions during the Civil War. He maintained unyieldingly -- alone of all the governors, North and South -- the writ of habeas corpus in its full vigor, yet it was the Governor's state, North Carolina, which made the greatest contribution in men and spirit to the Southern cause. As a staunch unionist before the war, Vance was dedicated to individual liberty. Under the Confederacy, where he was called 'the war governor of the South', he battled for personal rights. Again, in the reunited nation, he was a powerful debater in the Senate during the 1880s and 1890s"--Jacket.; Page tipped in preceding half-title page: "The War Governor's Edition of Zeb Vance: Champion of Personal Freedom. Limited and Signed. Glenn Tucker".; Dr. Allen Wayne Aldred Memorial Collection. Signed by the author.
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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