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Origins of the Southern Middle Class, 1800-1861
With a fresh take on social dynamics in the antebellum South, Jonathan Daniel Wells contests the popular idea that the Old South was a region of essentially two classes (planters and slaves) until after the Civil War. He argues that, in fact, the region had a burgeoning white middle class--including merchants, doctors, and teachers--that had a profound impact on southern ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published September 20th 2004 by University of North Carolina Press
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