Thomas Green Clemson

Edited by Alma Bennett

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About the Book

Thomas Green Clemson (1807–1888) was no ordinary man. He was, in fact, as unique as he was highly educated, skilled, pragmatic, visionary, and complex. To introduce us to this man, fifteen scholars and specialists of history, science, agriculture, engineering, music, art, diplomacy, law, and communications come together to address Clemson's multifaceted life, the century and issues that helped shape him, and his ongoing influence today. The biography includes color plates of works from Clemson's art collection. In addition to many other illustrations, which include his own paintings and musical compositions, the book features historic maps, documents, and genealogy charts of the Clemsons and Calhouns dating from the 1600s to the 1970s.


Preliminary Matter (title page, copyright page, Table of Contents, List of Illustrations)

Foreword (Allen P. Wood)

Introduction and Acknowledgments (Alma Bennett)

  1. The Family of Thomas Green Clemson (Jerome V. Reel)
  2. The 1807-1838 Life and Education of Thomas Green Clemson (Jerome V. Reel)
  3. Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson: "A wife worthy of any man that ever lived" (Ann Ratliff Russell)
  4. The European Years: Thomas Green Clemson as Student, Activist, and Diplomat (James P. Cross and Sabine Godts-Péters)
  5. The Washington Years (Alan Grubb)
  6. Thomas Green Clemson: Scientist and Engineer (Chalmers M. Butler)
  7. The Scientist as Farmer (John W. Kelly)
  8. Race, Reconstruction, and Post-Bellum Education in Thomas Green Clemson's Life and World (Abel A. Bartley)
  9. Thomas Green Clemson: Art Collector and Artist (William David Hiott)
  10. Music in the Life and World of Thomas Green Clemson (Andrew Levin)
  11. The Fort Hill Years (William David Hiott)
  12. Clemson's Last Will and Testament (Clayton D. Steadman)
  13. Passing in Review: Thomas Green Clemson's Life and Legacy (Verna Gardner Howell and Jerome V. Reel)

Color Plates (paintings from Thomas Green Clemson's collection)

Bibliography, Notes on Contributors

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