Plain Folk of the Old South / Edition 1

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Overview

First published in 1949, Frank Lawrence Owsley's Plain Folk of the Old South refuted the popular myth that the antebellum South contained only three classes — planters, poor whites, and slaves. Owsley draws on a wide range of source materials — firsthand accounts such as diaries and the published observations of travelers and journalists; church records; and county records, including wills, deeds, tax lists, and grand-jury reports — to accurately reconstruct the prewar South's large and significant "yeoman farmer" middle class. He follows the history of this group, beginning with their migration from the Atlantic states into the frontier South, charts their property holdings and economic standing, and tells of the rich texture of their lives: the singing schools and corn shuckings, their courtship rituals and revival meetings, barn raisings and logrollings, and contests of marksmanship and horsemanship such as "snuffing the candle," "driving the nail," and the "gander pull." A new introduction by John B. Boles explains why this book remains the starting point today for the study of society in the Old South.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807133422
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,458,132
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank L. Owsley, who died in 1956, taught southern history for many years at Vanderbilt University, and later at the University of Alabama. He is author of States Rights in the Confederacy, King Cotton Diplomacy, and The United States from Colony to World Power, and one of the contributors to I'll Take My Stand.

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