Pitchfork Ben Tillman, South Carolinian. [Inscribed and Signed by Author]
A biography of one of the most divisive figures in South Carolina’s history: Benjamin Ryan Tillman (1847–1918) a.k.a. Pitchfork Ben, white supremacist governor of South Carolina from 1890 to 1894. “[Tillman] set the common man against the aristocrat and the Negro, the country majority against the towns, the back country against Charleston, the uncultured against the cultured.” (Dust jacket). This copy inscribed to Civil War military and social historian, Bell I. Wiley, by the author, Reconstruction historian Francis B. Simkins.
Description: Pitchfork Ben Tillman, South Carolinian. [Inscribed and Signed by Author]
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1944. First Edition. 577pp. Illustrated. Inscribed and Signed by the Author on front free endpaper to historian Bell I. Wiley and with the latter’s ownership inscription. Publisher’s blue-grey cloth in dust jacket. Binding has sunned spine, dulled lettering, corner bumped slightly on front board; internally clean, solid. Dust jacket has loss at top of spine and long tears at folds, now protected in new mylar. Both overall, good condition.