Notes Concerning the Author
Brooks was a North Carolina author and philanthropist.
Walter McKenzie Clark (1846-1924) entered the Confederate army at the age of fourteen and saw combat in several major actions. He subsequently became Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, on which he served for 25 years. Clark was a prolific and nationally recognized author of legal treatises, history, and commentary on public affairs. He was an eloquent advocate of progressive measures for the Southern states. His biography sheds light on the political and intellectual history of the Old South as it developed into the New South. See also The Papers of Walter Clark, edited by Aubrey Lee Brooks and Hugh T. Lefler, 2 vols.
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