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A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier

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In this text, Joan Cashin explores the profoundly different ways that planter men and women experienced migration from the Southern seaboard to the antebellum Southern frontier. Migration was a family venture in the sense that both men and women took part. But they went to the frontier with competing agendas: many men tried to escape the intricate kinship networks of the s ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published October 24th 1991)
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After many books about migration to the post-Civil War American West, finally a book about an earlier trek through the wilderness to the Old Southwest. These families pushed the cotton frontier through to Texas and were responsible for the spread of slavery and sectionalism. Cashin's treatment of the subject focuses on the individuals, particularly the wives and children who were often less-enthusiastic and even unwilling participants in this move. They left comfort, relatives, and civilization ...more
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