James Henry Hammond

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fall of the House of Dixie'

    In a boastful floor speech in 1868, Sen. James Henry Hammond, South Carolina Democrat, warned hostile Northern colleagues of his region's economic prowess. "Look at her," Hammond said of the South. "Eight hundred and fifty thousand square miles. As large as Great Britain, France, Austria, Prussia and Spain combined!" The South was "territory enough to make an empire ... that might rule the world."

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