9780807133422-0807133426-Plain Folk of the Old South (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)

Plain Folk of the Old South (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)

ISBN-13: 9780807133422
ISBN-10: 0807133426
Edition: updated edition
Author: Owsley, Frank Lawrence
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: LSU Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807133422
ISBN-10: 0807133426
Edition: updated edition
Author: Owsley, Frank Lawrence
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: LSU Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Owsley, Frank Lawrence wrote Plain Folk of the Old South (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History) comprising 288 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807133426 and 9780807133422. Since then Plain Folk of the Old South (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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