Deep South

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First published in 1941, Deep South is the cooperative effort of a team of social anthropologists to document the economic, racial, and cultural character of the Jim Crow South through a study of a representative rural Mississippi community. Researchers Allison Davis, Burleigh B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner lived among the people of Natchez, Mississippi, as they investigated how class and caste informed daily life in a typical southern community. This Southern Classics edition of their study offers contemporary ...
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Overview

First published in 1941, Deep South is the cooperative effort of a team of social anthropologists to document the economic, racial, and cultural character of the Jim Crow South through a study of a representative rural Mississippi community. Researchers Allison Davis, Burleigh B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner lived among the people of Natchez, Mississippi, as they investigated how class and caste informed daily life in a typical southern community. This Southern Classics edition of their study offers contemporary students of history a provocative collection of primary material gathered by conscientious and well-trained participant-observers, who found then-as now-intertwined social and economic inequalities at the root of racial tensions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570038150
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 818,029
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Tables ix

Series Editors' Preface xi

New Introduction xiii

Foreword to the First Edition xxxix

Part I

I Introduction: Deep South-a Social Anthropological Study of Caste and Class W. Lloyd Warner 3

II The System of Color-Castes 15

III The Class System of the White Caste 59

IV The White Upper-Class Family 84

V The White Middle-Class Family 100

VI The White Lower-Class Family 118

VII Social Cliques in the White Society 137

VIII Social Mobility within the White Caste 171

IX Social Cliques in the Colored Society 208

X The Class System of the Colored Caste 228

Part II

XI General View of the Economic System 255

XII Caste, Class, and the Control of Land 276

XIII Economic Groups and the Control of Land 300

XIV Division of Labor in the Cotton Economy 324

XV Financing the Production of Cotton 343

XVI Income from Cotton 359

XVII How the Negro Tenant Lives 378

XVIII Intimidation of Labor 392

XIX The Plantation in Its Social Setting 401

XX Caste, Class, and the Urban Economy 422

XXI Relation between the Caste System and the Economic System 454

XXII Caste, Class and Local Government: White Power 483

Caste and Class 539

Index 541

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