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Creating an Old South : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War / Edward E. Baptist.

Baptist, Edward E. (Author).

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  • OCLC: ocm52380733
  • ISBN: 0807860034 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780807860038 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 392 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.

Content descriptions

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-377) and index.
Contents: Origins and Outcomes -- The Peculiar Benefits of Florida -- Countrymen -- Forced Migration -- Hot-Blooded Fellows and the Flush Times of Middle Florida -- Jack in the New Ground -- Decline and Fall of the Rag Empire: The Crisis of Middle Florida -- White Men Are Very Uncertain: Slavery and Frontier Society -- Creating an Old South -- Remaking History Conclusion.
Summary: Set on the antebellum southern frontier, this volume uses the history of two counties in Florida's panhandle to tell the story of the migrations, disruptions and settlements that made the plantation South. It explores the myth of an "Old", changeless South which only papered over the struggles.
Note: English.
Subject: Florida > History > 1821-1865.
Plantation life > Florida > History > 19th century.
Whites > Florida > Social conditions > 19th century.
Plantation owners > Florida > History > 19th century.
African Americans > Florida > Social conditions > 19th century.
Florida > Race relations.
Social classes > Florida > History > 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life > Florida.
Land settlement > Social aspects > Florida > History > 19th century.
Migration, Internal > United States > History > 19th century.

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