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“A Remarkable Interpretive Study”

James S. Humphreys

in Francis Butler Simkins

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032658
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039411 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032658.003.0007
“A Remarkable Interpretive Study”

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Simkins's first book, The Tillman Movement in South Carolina, was a well-crafted work, its amply footnoted text covering 246 pages. The book's thorough fifteen-page bibliography verified Columbia University's William Shepherd's opinion of the high quality of Simkins's research. In the future, Simkins's diligence in uncovering sources would become one of the trademarks of his writing.

Keywords: Francis Butler Simkins; southern historians; South Carolina; first book; William Shepherd

Chapter.  5591 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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