Pitchfork Ben Tillman, South Carolinian.
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).
Description: Pitchfork Ben Tillman, South Carolinian.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1944. First Edition. 577pp. Illustrated. Publisher’s blue-grey cloth in dust jacket. Heavy foxing to foredges, frontispiece and plates; else internally clean, solid. Dust jacket has corner clipped; loss at middle of spine; tears at folds, now protected in new mylar. Both overall, good condition.