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Plain Folk of the South Revisited.

By: Hyde, Samuel C., Jr.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (311 p.).ISBN: 9780807158586.Subject(s): Middle class -- Southern States -- History -- Congresses | Southern States -- Social conditions -- Congresses | Southern States -- Social life and customs -- Congresses | Working class -- Southern States -- History -- CongressesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Plain Folk of the South RevisitedDDC classification: 975 | 975.03 | 975/.03 LOC classification: F209Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword: Revisiting the Plain Folk of the South; Introduction: Perspectives on the Common South; I: Home, Labor, and Leisure; Neither Anglo-Saxon nor Celtic: The Music of the Southern Plain Folk; The Vernacular Architecture of the South: Log Buildings, Dog-Trot Houses, and English Barns; Herders, Farmers, and Markets on the Inner Frontier: The Mississippi Piney Woods, 1850-1860; The Question of Peonage in the History of the New South; II: Social Groups and Attitudes; Southern Women and the Sunday-School Movement, 1865-1915
Shades of Ambiguity: Comparing Antebellum Free People of Color in "Anglo" Alabama and "Latin" LouisianaCrackers and Cavaliers: Shared Courage; III: Plain-Folk Democracy and Its Limits; Popular Ideology of the Old Souths Plain Folk: The Limits of Egalitarianism in a Slaveholding Society; Backcountry Justice in the Piney-Woods South; New South Demagoguery; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword: Revisiting the Plain Folk of the South; Introduction: Perspectives on the Common South; I: Home, Labor, and Leisure; Neither Anglo-Saxon nor Celtic: The Music of the Southern Plain Folk; The Vernacular Architecture of the South: Log Buildings, Dog-Trot Houses, and English Barns; Herders, Farmers, and Markets on the Inner Frontier: The Mississippi Piney Woods, 1850-1860; The Question of Peonage in the History of the New South; II: Social Groups and Attitudes; Southern Women and the Sunday-School Movement, 1865-1915

Shades of Ambiguity: Comparing Antebellum Free People of Color in "Anglo" Alabama and "Latin" LouisianaCrackers and Cavaliers: Shared Courage; III: Plain-Folk Democracy and Its Limits; Popular Ideology of the Old Souths Plain Folk: The Limits of Egalitarianism in a Slaveholding Society; Backcountry Justice in the Piney-Woods South; New South Demagoguery; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

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This collection of ten essays is the outgrowth of a symposium on the "plain folk" of the South, held at Southeastern Louisiana University in early 1996. The conference was a reexamination of one of the most influential works in southern history, Frank L. Owsley's Plain Folk of the Old South (1949). Owsley's book, which was actually a set of lectures, called attention to the significance of the middling white population of the antebellum South. This new set of essays, for the most part the work of young scholars, refines and expands what for Owsley were more nearly suggestive ideas than thorough examinations of the subject. Among the topics explored here are music, vernacular architecture, peonage, free people of color, women and the Sunday School movement, and, most extensively, politics. In general these pieces extend Owsley's concerns to other categories of people, to relatively understudied geographical areas, and to the post-Civil War period, and they collectively leave an impression of greater complexity and ambiguity than heretofore. As in all such collections, the essays vary a bit in scope and importance, but together they make a most impressive set and offer fresh perspectives on a very significant part of southern history. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. M. Matthews Georgia State University

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<p>Samuel C. Hyde, Jr., is assistant professor of history at Southeastern Louisiana University and the author of Pistols and Politics: The Dilemma of Democracy in Louisiana's Florida Parishes, 1810-1899.</p>

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