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In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)
Burton traces the evolution of Edgefield County from the antebellum period through Reconstruction and beyond. From amassed information on every household in this large rural community, he tests the many generalizations about southern black and white families of this period and finds that they were strikingly similar. Wealth, rather than race or class, was the main factor t ...more
Hardcover, 501 pages
Published September 13th 1985 by University of North Carolina Press
(first published August 1985)
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Books about or set in South Carolina
Name of State (USA): North Carolina - South Dakota
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Burton has done the definitive, exhaustive (and exhausting!) account of Edgefield district, South Carolina. For me, that's grand, as my dissertation is entwined with that hellish place, cradle of some of the terrible specters who have haunted southern history: Strom Thurmond, Ben Tillman, Preston Brooks. But this is not a book for the faint, nor those in a hurry. If you are at all inclined to genealogy, you will find families mapped out, indirectly, over a century or more. If you are one of the ...more
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