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A Traitor and a Scoundrel: Benjamin Hedrick and the Cost of Dissent

by Smith, Michael Thomas
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Retail Price: $45.00
Issue: Summer 2004
ISBN: 0874138418

Smith writes the biography of Professor Benjamin Hendrick of the University of North Carolina, who in 1856 set off a major controversy over his support of anti-slavery Republican Presidential Candidate John G. Fremont. He was derailed by local newspapers and quickly fired from his position forcing him into exile in the North.

review of A Traitor and a Scoundrel: Benjamin Hedrick and the Cost of Dissent, by Smith, Michael Thomas, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2004).