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Author Baptist, Edward E.

Title Creating an Old South : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War / Edward E. Baptist
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 392 pages) : illustrations
Contents Origins and Outcomes -- The Peculiar Benefits of Florida -- Countrymen -- Forced Migration -- Hot-Blooded Fellows and the Flush Times of Middle Florida -- Jack in the New Ground -- Decline and Fall of the Rag Empire: The Crisis of Middle Florida -- White Men Are Very Uncertain: Slavery and Frontier Society -- Creating an Old South -- Remaking History Conclusion
Summary Set on the antebellum southern frontier, this volume uses the history of two counties in Florida's panhandle to tell the story of the migrations, disruptions and settlements that made the plantation South. It explores the myth of an "Old", changeless South which only papered over the struggles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-377) and index
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Subject African Americans -- Florida -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Florida.
Land settlement -- Social aspects -- Florida -- History -- 19th century.
Migration, Internal -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Plantation life -- Florida -- History -- 19th century.
Plantation owners -- Florida -- History -- 19th century.
Social classes -- Florida -- History -- 19th century.
Whites -- Florida -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Florida -- History -- 1821-1865.
Florida -- Race relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001053080
ISBN 0807860034 (electronic bk.)
9780807860038 (electronic bk.)