Creating an Old South : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War
- OCLC: ocm52380733
- ISBN: 9780807860038
- ISBN: 0807860034
1 online resource (xiv, 392 pages) : illustrations
- Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
|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.
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