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Life and Times of Gideon J. Pillow

The Life and Wars of Gideon J. Pillow

The authors have performed an important service that should not be overlooked in this sesquicentennial commemoration. Gideon Pillow was an important southern leader—one whose life reveals a great deal about his society, the life of the wealthy cotton merchants and the power they wielded in their society both regionally and nationally.

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