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The Origins of the Southern Middle Class, 1800-1861 / Edition 1
     

The Origins of the Southern Middle Class, 1800-1861 / Edition 1

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by Jonathan Daniel Wells
 

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ISBN-10: 0807855537

ISBN-13: 9780807855539

Pub. Date: 09/20/2004

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Wells contests the popular idea that the Old South was a region of essentially two classes (planters and slaves) until after the Civil War. He argues instead that by the 1850s the South had a burgeoning middle class very similar to that in the North. It was the South's attraction to industrial slavery, and the potential capital to be made with it, that led the

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Wells contests the popular idea that the Old South was a region of essentially two classes (planters and slaves) until after the Civil War. He argues instead that by the 1850s the South had a burgeoning middle class very similar to that in the North. It was the South's attraction to industrial slavery, and the potential capital to be made with it, that led the regions into competition, and ultimately to war.

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ISBN-13:
9780807855539
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/20/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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