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Author Merchant, Holt

Title South Carolina fire-eater : the life of Lawrence Massillon Keitt, 1824-1864 / Holt Merchant
Published Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents "See that you rear a new union" -- "Trample upon your hosannas to the union" -- "He who dallies is a dastard" -- "Shake the federal temple from turret to foundation stone" -- "Like mildew and blast, like pestilence and famine" -- "Lance couched, helmet on, visor down" -- "Take the fetters from your heart" -- "Style, beauty, and high training" -- "Fidelity to the union is treason to the south" -- "True liberty is won by the blood of the brave" -- "Proudly the southern cross still floats to the breeze" -- Epilogue: "I will not lose my land."
Summary South Carolina Fire-Eater is the first book-length biography of Laurence Massillon Keitt, one of South Carolina's most notorious advocates of secession and apologists for African American slavery. A politician who wanted to be a statesman, a Hotspur who wanted to be a distinguished military leader, Keitt was a U.S. congressman in the 1850s, signed the Ordinance of Secession, and represented his rebellious state in the Confederate Congress in 1861. Through this thoroughly researched volume, Holt Merchant offers a comprehensive history of an important South Carolina figure. As a congressman, Kei
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Subject Keitt, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Massillon), 1824-1864.
Keitt, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Massillon), 1824-1864
Keitt, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Massillon), 1824-1864
United States. Congress. House -- Biography
United States. Congress. House
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Secession -- South Carolina
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
Politics and government
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1861.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
Orangeburg County (S.C.) -- Biography
South Carolina
South Carolina -- Orangeburg County
United States
United States -- Confederate States of America
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781611173505