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Southern poor whites

Wayne Flynt

Southern poor whites

a selected annotated bibliography of published sources

by Wayne Flynt

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States
    • Subjects:
    • Poor -- Southern States -- Bibliography.,
    • Appalachians (People) -- Bibliography.,
    • Southern States -- Bibliography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes indexes.

      StatementJ. Wayne Flynt, Dorothy S. Flynt.
      GenreBibliography.
      SeriesGarland reference library of social science ;, v. 88
      ContributionsFlynt, Dorothy S.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ1251.S7 F6 1981, F209 F6 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 320 p. ;
      Number of Pages320
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4095891M
      ISBN 100824093143
      LC Control Number80009035


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Her first book, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South, was published by Cambridge University Press in She has also co-edited a book on southern labor history with Matthew Hild (Reviving Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power, forthcoming), and is currently Southern poor whites book research for two additional books.

"For Merritt's poor (landless, slaveless, Southern poor whites book propertyless) whites, relying on whiteness as a means of class mobility was normally out of the question, and the same elite and bourgeois institutions that sustained slavery also went a long way in oppressing poor whites: slavery as a driver of low wages and unemployment; an almost total lack of public schools and access to credit; slave Cited by: A concluding discussion of the Southern poor whites book of examines the rejection of secession by significant numbers of poor whites, as well as the implications for their future as the Old South turned toward the new.

Poor Whites of the Antebellum South sheds light on a group often neglected in southern history. It is an important contribution that will Cited by: While studies on southern slaveholders, yeomen, and even the enslaved abound, relatively little has been written about the Deep South’s Southern poor whites book working-class.

My new book, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South, seeks to illuminate the lives of about one-third of the cotton belt’s whites, who owned neither Southern poor whites book nor.

The material conditions of most poor whites in the Deep South were a major cause of secession, and eventually, war. Many of these people — who I estimate to comprise about Southern poor whites book of the white population in the cotton South states — lived very hard material lives, enduring cyclical poverty, hunger, and want, primarily because they were surplus workers competing in a labor market with.

Description. Representations of southern poor whites have long shifted between romanticization and demonization. At worst, poor southern whites are aligned with racism, bigotry, and right-wing extremism, and, at best, regarded as the passive victims of wider, socioeconomic policies.

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is her first book. She has also co-edited a book on southern labor history with Matthew Hild (Reviving Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power, forthcoming). She is currently conducting research for two additional book-length projects.

Know, then, that the Poor Whites of the South constitute a separate class to themselves; the Southern Yeomen are as distinct from them as the Southern Gentleman is from the Cotton Snob. Certainly the Southern Yeomen are nearly always poor, at least so far as. This book does a tremendous Southern poor whites book articulating the full social, political, Southern poor whites book economic consequences of the Southern slave society for not Southern poor whites book enslaved Africans, Southern poor whites book for "poor and middling whites." Merritt traces how antebellum slavery degraded the lives of every non-slave holder in the South/5.

Merritt’s book is not fundamentally about politics, but her work points us toward the need for additional study of southern, poor-white voting habits. Some of her poor whites were apolitical, but others voted or at least attempted to, and the formerly public nature of that act left behind documentation that historians may mine aggressively.

I am having a hard time with all the visceral disgust being aimed at the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, because so much of it seems to be just hate aimed at Southern poor people.I suppose I understand that the behavior of a family from the rural south is much different than the behavior of most of the viewers, but I don’t really understand what’s so offensive about it.

While the Southern abolitionist Hinton Helper abhorred the cruel institution of slavery, he was also appalled by the condition of poor whites in the South of the s who he saw as suffering a. In reality, many poor whites in Appalachia avoided what they saw as the war of the slaveholding planters of the Deep South and the cavaliers of the Tidewater region of Virginia—and even created.

A concluding discussion of the crisis of examines the rejection of secession by significant numbers of poor whites, as well as the implications for their future as the Old South turned toward the new. Poor Whites of the Antebellum South sheds light on a group often neglected in southern history.

It is an important contribution that will Pages: A concluding discussion of the crisis of examines the rejection of secession by significant numbers of poor whites, as well as the implications for their future as the Old South turned toward the new. Poor Whites of the Antebellum South sheds light on a group often neglected in southern history.

It is an important contribution that will. Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South Keri Leigh Merritt Cambridge University Press Hardcover, pages, $ (paperback, $) May There are two things tha. Others noted that poor whites in the South had sunk to such a miserable level that “bad blood and vulgar breeding” had turned them into an irredeemable “notorious race.” Isenberg shows how the southern plantocracy’s approach to poor whites differed from those of the northern elites—intentionally keeping the lower class of whites.

It was nearly impossible for the rural poor—the majority back then—to avoid hookworms. “You had an entire class of Southern society—including whites, blacks, and Native Americans. The book Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South (Cambridge Press—) by Keri Leigh Merritt, does much to set the record.

Book Description: Representations of southern poor whites have long shifted between romanticization and demonization. At worst, poor southern whites are aligned with racism, bigotry, and right-wing extremism, and, at best, regarded as the passive victims of wider, socioeconomic policies.

In Poor Whites of the Antebellum South, Charles C. Bolton gives a distinct voice to one of the most elusive groups in the society of the Old South.

Bolton's detailed examination reveals much about the lives of these landless white tenants and laborers and their relationship to yeoman farmers, black slaves, free blacks and elite whites/5(13).

Charles Bolton talked about his book Poor Whites of the Antebellum South: Tenants and Laborers in Central North Carolina and Northeast Mississippi, in which he examines the role poor whites played. 1. The Invisible Poor: Toward a Definition of Southern Poor Whites 2. Dogtrots and Jack Tales: Toward a Definition of Poor White Culture 3.

"Lint Heads" and "Diggers": The Forgotten People of the New South, 4. Progress and Poverty, Southern Style: The s and s 5.

Southern Poverty Forgotten and Discovered—Again : Indiana University Press. Genre/Form: Bibliographies Bibliography Bibliographie: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Flynt, Wayne, Southern poor whites. New York: Garland Pub. Don't have the book in front of me, but this is from Battle Cry of Freedom, by James McPherson.

Two main reasons: Aspirations of slave ownership. Just as poor whites in the North often worked towards owning property, poor whites in the South often dreamed of owning slaves. 'Eloquently argued, Merritt’s work will be of interest to economic, social, and legal historians as its attention to poor whites’ place in southern society provides a more complete understanding of the history of the 19th-century South.

Essential.' T. Byron Source: ChoiceCited by: The southern poor white is one of America's oldest and most enduring folk figures.

His image is an elusive one, compounded of popular prejudice, a rich literary tradition, and myriad sociological investigations; but most typically it derives from the alliance of extreme material deprivation with slyness, sloth, absurd folly, and random violence.

Start studying Exam 3 - Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Poor whites were among the healthiest of the southern population due to their work in occupations other than farming.

T/F. If poor. Yet if ethnicity defines a group of racially and historically related people who share a common culture, Southern poor whites obviously are a distinct group. Poor whites have been isolated from mainstream white Southern culture and have been in turn stereotyped by the dominant culture (as rednecks and Holy Rollers), discriminated against, and.

Generally, the view of poor white southerners grew more and more negative, especially in modern mass market movies and television programs, which have often stressed the negative and grotesque. Georgia has borne its full share of this stereotype of lower-class southern whites who share poverty status with immigrants, blacks, and other minorities.

Keri Leigh Merritt’s Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is a piece of game-changing scholarship that fundamentally alters how we understand the South, slavery, and the Civil War.

She argues that, previously, the lives of poor whites had not been adequately studied leaving a huge gap in our historical understanding of southern society. Dixie's forgotten people: the South's poor whites. [Wayne Flynt] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: The invisible poor.

Toward a definition of southern poor whites --Dogtrots and jack tales. Toward a definition of poor white culture --"Lint heads" and "Diggers".

The forgotten people of the new south,   Bertram Wyatt-Brown noted that poor whites in the Old South were subjected to “the ancient prejudice against menials, swineherds, peddlers, and beggars.” Some examples of this prejudice include William Perkins, an English divine, who wrote in that poor whites were “as rotten legs and arms that drop from the body.”.

Her first book, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South, was published by Cambridge University Press in She has also co-edited a book on southern labor history with Matthew Hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (), and is currently conducting research for books on radical black.

Social relations in our Southern States, by Daniel Robinson Hundley, About thus every man buys the book, not to learn new sentiments, but to have the pleasure of seeing his own reflected." there exist but two other classes--Poor Whites and Cavaliers. Do you presume, gentlemen, that the honest English franklins.

In a book that fundamentally challenges our understanding of race in the United States, Neil Foley unravels the complex history of ethnicity in the cotton culture of central Texas. This engrossing narrative, spanning the period from the Civil War through the collapse of tenant farming in the early s, bridges the intellectual chasm between African American and Southern history on one hand.

Two postwar changes dominated Southern life. One was the bewildering new world faced by the freed slaves. The other was a new farming practice, known as sharecropping, that would ultimately make life more difficult for both ex-slaves and poor whites.

Starting a new life. For more than 3 million African Americans, the whole of life post–Civil. Slavery and racism are hardly discounted in this book, but she maintains her focus on poor whites. She singles out North Carolina as “what we might call the first white trash colony.”.

The book focuses on Southern congressional representatives in the crucial period between and — from when Reconstruction ended until the New Deal installed white Southerners in many. Earlier this summer, Rod Dreher, the intellectually restless American Conservative columnist, wrote that “Hillbilly Elegy” “does for poor white people what Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book did for Author: Joshua Rothman.

An interesting pdf of research, nicely pdf — recounting the social story of the poor whites and the literary treatment through various periods from the 18th century to Erskine Caldwell. Crackers, peckerwoods, woolhats, cajuns et al.

How this class came to be, isolation breeding ignorance, climate breeding listlessness, plantations and slavery putting stigma on lowly tasks.Analyzing land policy, labor, and legal history, Masterless Download pdf Poor Whites in the Antebellum South (Cambridge University Press, ) reveals what happens to excess workers when a capitalist system is predicated on slave the rising global demand for cotton – and thus, slaves – in the s and s, the need for white laborers in the American South was drastically reduced.BOOK REVIEWS antagonism continued to keep the southern poor divided ebook themselves" (p.

). Such ebook sobering assessment is an apt way to end this solid book. There are a number of areas in which the author could have done more to explain the lives of poor whites. Fuller treatment of local institutions such as.