The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (328 p.).ISBN: 9780807138533.Subject(s): Middle class - Southern States - History - 19th century | Middle class -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Southern States - Economic conditions - 19th century | Southern States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century | Southern States - Social conditions - 19th century | Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth CenturyDDC classification: 305.5 | 305.5/5097509034 | 305.55097509 | 305.55097509034 LOC classification: HT690.U6 S69 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; CONTENTS; PROLOGUE; INTRODUCTION; 1. The Business of Justice: Merchants in the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Arbitration in the 1780s and 1790s; 2. Strangers in the South: Charleston's Merchants and Middle-Class Values in the Early Republic; 3. Bonds of Marriage and Community: Social Networks and the Development of a Commercial Middle Class in Antebellum South Carolina; 4. Middle-Class Benevolent Societies in Antebellum Norfolk, Virginia; 5. Running Southern Manufactories: The Antebellum Origins of Managerial Professions
6. Three Faces of the Southern Middle Class: The Aikin Brothers in the Old Southwest7. Born of the Aristocracy?: Professionals with Planter and Middle-Class Origins in Late Antebellum South Carolina; 8. Navigating "the Muddy Stream of Party Politics": Sectional Politics and the Southern Bourgeoisie; 9. The Human and Financial Capital of the Southern Middle Class, 1850-1900; 10. Reconstructing the Southern Middle Class: Professional and Commercial Southerners after the Civil War; 11. Manufacturers and Rural Culture in the Reconstruction-Era Upcountry
12. Of Culture and Conviction: African American Women Nonfiction Writers and the Gendered Definitions of ClassEpilogue: Middle-Class Masters?; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX
The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century provides a series of provocative essays reflecting innovative, original research on professional and commercial interests in a region often seen as composed of just two classes-planters and slaves. This study shows, however, that the active middle class, devoted to cultural and economic modernization of the region, worked in tandem with its northern counterpart, and independently, to bring reforms to the South.
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