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How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885 / Edition 2

How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885 / Edition 2

by Jonathan M. Bryant


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ISBN-13: 9780807856147
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/31/2004
Edition description: 2
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Jonathan M. Bryant is associate professor of history at Georgia Southern University.

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An excellent analysis of the watershed years of the nineteenth century.—Atlanta History

A readable, intelligent book that makes a worthy contribution to a substantial body of literature.—Journal of American History

[A] deeply researched and eloquently written book. . . . [A] fine work, which deserves more than a strictly academic audience.—Law and History Review

A deftly conceived and elegantly written local history, with commendable emphasis on a number of important and sharply characterized individuals.—Choice

Offers rich insights into the law and compelling glimpses into the lives of ordinary folk.—Journal of Southern History

One of the finest histories of a southern community ever written. Bryant never forgets that the historian's first responsibility is to tell a story—and to tell it well.—Daniel W. Crofts, author of Reluctant Confederates: Upper South Unionists in the Secession Crisis

In this study of Greene County, Georgia, before and after the Civil War, Jonathan Bryant achieves his ambitious goal: to describe 'law in action, law in the midst of people, law shaping and being shaped by individuals in their communities' during a time of tumultuous transformation. Written with uncommon grace, this study of one corner of the Black Belt has broad implications for mid-nineteenth century Southern history.—Dan T. Carter, Emory University

Jonathan Bryant's book is in many ways a model history of a Southern place. It is carefully researched, thoughtfully considered, and written with sensitivity. . . . Bryant's book makes a familiar history more human—and all the more bittersweet as a result.—Virginia Quarterly Review

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