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Becoming Southern The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1860

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ISBN-10: 0195134214

ISBN-13: 9780195134216

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christopher Morris

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Mississippi represented the Old South and all that it stood for--perhaps more so than any other state. Tracing its long histories of economic, social, and cultural evolution, Morris takes a close and richly detailed look at a representative Southern community: Jefferson Davis's Warren County, in the state's southwestern corner. Drawing on many wills, deeds, court records, and manuscript materials, he reveals the transformation of a loosely knit, typically Western community of pioneer homesteaders into a distinctly Southern society based on plantation agriculture, slavery, and a patriarchal social order. "This thoughtful, well-written study doubtless will be widely read and deservedly…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: The Evolution of Old South Civilization
Pioneers of the Loosa Chitto
Economic Transformation and the Rise of the Planters' World
Relations Within Households: White Families
Households Within Households: Masters and Slaves
Brothers and Neighbors: The Politics of Patriarchy
Hamlets and Towns: The Urban Process
A Place Apart from the Countryside: The City of Vicksburg
Organizing a County Community: Neighborhoods, Parties, and the Politics of Development
A Cotton County Comes of Age
An End and a Beginning
Abbreviations Used in the Appendices and Notes