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by Jack K. William

Author: Jack K. William
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr; 1st edition (August 1, 1980)
Pages: 109 pages
Category: History
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Williams, Jack Kenny, 1920-. Dueling - Southern States - History, Southern States - Social life and customs - 1775-1865. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Williams, Jack Kenny, 1920-. College Station : Texas A&M University Press.

For Southern history buffs and social historians, this excursion into a little-known way of life and death will make entertaining and informative fare. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

A popular 1838 dueling code by John Lyde Wilson, one-time governor of South Carolina, is also reprinted in. .

A popular 1838 dueling code by John Lyde Wilson, one-time governor of South Carolina, is also reprinted in this volume. Its practical advice on the etiquette of dueling and its justifications for the practice give a fascinating and sometimes amusing look into the mind of a more chivalrous age. For Southern history buffs and social historians, this excursion into a little-known way of life and death will make entertaining and informative fare.

When the "code of honor" ruled the antebellum South-or at least its upper classes-the slightest insult might give rise to a pistol duel at twenty paces, conducted with elaborate politeness. A crime on the statue books but a matter of honor to Southern gentlemen, dueling reflected the pre-Civil War individualism of this caste and their distaste for legal governance of their personal affairs.

Dueling in the Old South: Vignettes of Social History. The Duelling Handbook, 1829 (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor). Gentlemen's Blood: A History of Dueling.

For Southern history buffs and social historians, this excursion into a little-known way of life and death will make entertaining . Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Dueling in the Old South: Vignettes of Social History. Seller Inventory BBS-9780890961933. Seller Inventory TNP9780890961933. More information about this seller Contact this seller.

2 Jack K. Williams, Dueling in the Old South: Vignettes of Social History (College Station, TX: Texas A. Williams, Dueling in the Old South: Vignettes of Social History (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1980), 81-82. 2. determined efforts of anti-dueling activists, who, decades before the Civil War, worked to suppress dueling in Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. In rare instances, doctors and preachers dueled, to. 6. The specter of dueling hovered over politics.

Geographically, Old South is the . states in the Southern United States that were among the group of 13 British colonies which declared independence in 1776 and formed the United States of America. The region is differentiated from the Deep South and Upper South by being limited to these states' present-day boundaries rather than those of their colonial predecessors

A popular 1838 dueling code by John Lyde Wilson, one-time governor of South Carolina, is also reprinted in this volume. Its "practical" advice on the etiquette of dueling and its justifications for the practice give a fascinating and sometimes amusing look into the mind of a more chivalrous age.

For information on Edgefield in particular, see JACK KENNY WILLIAMS, VOGUES IN VILLAINY: CRIME AND RETRIBUTION IN ANTE-BELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA (1959); JACK KENNY, DUELING IN THE OLD SOUTH: VIGNETTES OF SOCIAL HISTORY (1980); ORVILLE VERNON BURTON, IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY IN EDGEFIELD, SOUTH CAROLINA (1985). ALVY L. KING & LOUIS T. WIGFALL: SOUTHERN FIREEATER (1970); and C. W. Lord, Young Louis Wigfall: South Carolina Politician and Duelist, SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, April 1958, at 59.

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