Colonel Henry Theodore Titus: Antebellum Soldier of Fortune and Florida Pioneer
Author: Antonio Rafael de la Cova
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (July 8, 2016)
Henry Theodore Titus (1822-1881) was the quintessential adventurer, soldier of fortune, and small-time entrepreneur, a man for whom any frontier―geographical, cultural, social―was an opportunity for advancement. Although born in Trenton, New Jersey, and raised in New York and Pennsylvania, Titus bore no allegiance to his native soil or the Yankee values of his ancestors. In the 1850s he became a staunch defender of southern slavery, United States expansionism into the Caribbean Basin, and ultimately the Confederacy’s war of disunion. In Colonel Henry Theodore Titus, the first full-length biography of Titus, Antonio Rafael de la Cova reveals a man whose life and adventures offer glimpses into nineteenth-century America not often examined; these indicate the extent to which personal and collective violence, racial prejudice, and moral ambiguities shaped the country at the time.
Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket is included – has scuffs and bends. Binding has minimal wear. The pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.