RHETT, Robert Barnwell, 1800-1876

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Extended Bibliography

Barnwell, John, ed. “Hamlet to Hotspur: Letters of Robert Woodward Barnwell to Robert Barnwell Rhett.” South Carolina Historical Magazine 77 (October 1976): 236-56.

Coussons, John S. “Thirty Years with Calhoun, Rhett, and the Charleston Mercury: A Chapter in South Carolina Politics.” Ph.D. dissertation, Louisiana State University, 1971.

Davis, William. A Fire-Eater Remembers: The Confederate Memoir of Robert Barnwell Rhett. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000.

___. Rhett: The Turbulent Life and Times of a Fire-Eater. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

Hunt, Gaillard, ed. “Robert Barnwell Rhett on the Biography of Calhoun, 1854.” American Historical Review 13 (January 1908): 310-12.

Perritt, H. Hardy. “Robert Barnwell Rhett: Prophet of Resistance, 1828-1834.” Southern Speech Journal 21 (Winter 1955): 103-19.

Walther, Eric H. “ ‘How Best to Controul and Use Man’: Robert Barnwell Rhett.” In The Fire-Eaters, pp. 121-59. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.

White, Laura Amanda. Robert Barnwell Rhett, Father of Secession. 1931. Reprint. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1965.