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James Henry Hammond [1807-1864] was an attorney, politician, and planter from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative 1835-1836, was Governor of South Carolina 1842-1844 and United States Senator 1857-1860. he was known as an outspoken defender of slavery before the American Civil War. He popularized the phrase "Cotton is king" in his March 4, 1858 speech before the US Senate. He ultimately owned 22 square miles of property and more than 300 slaves.
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An Oration, Delivered Before the Two Societies of the South-Carolina College on the Fourth of December, 1849, is a speech by James Henry Hammond discussing history, Francis Bacon, and other philosophers and statesmen. The speech includes some of Hammond's pro-slavery views.
Winthrop purchased the document on May 10, 1949 from Gittman's.
Steam-Power Press of Walker and James
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Slavery
History of Philosophy | Philosophy of Science
Hammond, James Henry, "An Oration, Delivered Before the Two Societies of the South Carolina College" (1850). Rare Books. 83.