The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890 / Edition 1

The Roots of Southern Populism: Yeoman Farmers and the Transformation of the Georgia Upcountry, 1850-1890 / Edition 1

by Steven Hahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195035089

ISBN-13: 9780195035087

Pub. Date: 02/28/1985

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Civil War and Emancipation changed the world of yeoman farmers as much as that of planters and slaves. Examining upcountry Georgia as a microcosm of nonplantation districts in the South, Steven Hahn in The Roots of Southern Populism shows how farmers experienced the unraveling of antebellum household economies, the development of market relations, the rise of a…  See more details below

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The Civil War and Emancipation changed the world of yeoman farmers as much as that of planters and slaves. Examining upcountry Georgia as a microcosm of nonplantation districts in the South, Steven Hahn in The Roots of Southern Populism shows how farmers experienced the unraveling of antebellum household economies, the development of market relations, the rise of a new class of merchant-landlords, and the growing tensions between countryside and town - and how their responses and struggles fueled the Populist movement of the 1890s. The Roots of Southern Populism continues to be a model for the study of Populism; popular politics, and the capitalist transformation of rural society. In a new afterword, Hahn reflects on the book's genesis, on its critics, and on the directions of subsequent scholarship in the fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195035087
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1"The poor man's best government"
1"Society in the up country"15
2Bounds of custom50
3The politics of independence86
Pt. 2The vortex of the cotton economy
4The transformation of the countryside137
5Merchants, farmers, and the marketplace170
6Power and politics204
7Common right and commonwealth239
Epilogue : the contours of populism269

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