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The Resource Creating an Old South: : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War, Edward E. Baptist

Creating an Old South: : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War, Edward E. Baptist

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Creating an Old South: : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War
Title
Creating an Old South:
Title remainder
Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Edward E. Baptist
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set on the antebellum southern frontier, this book 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. Soon after the United States acquired Florida from Spain in 1821, migrants from older southern states began settling the land that became Jackson and Leon Counties. Slaves, torn from family and community, were forced to carve plantations from the woods of Middle Florida, while planters and less wealthy white men battled over the social, political, and economic institutions of their new society. Conflict between white men became full-scale crisis in the 1840s, but when sectional conflict seemed to threaten slavery, the whites of Middle Florida found common ground. In politics and everyday encounters, they enshrined the ideal of white male equality--and black inequality. To mask their painful memories of crisis, the planter elite told themselves that their society had been transplanted from older states without conflict. But this myth of an "Old," changeless South only papered over the struggles that transformed slave society in the course of its expansion. In fact, that myth continues to shroud from our view the plantation frontier, the very engine of conflict that had led to the myth's creation
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Midwest
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Baptist, Edward E
Dewey number
974.9/05
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Plantation life
  • Whites
  • Plantation owners
  • African Americans
  • Social classes
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Land settlement
  • Migration, Internal
  • Florida
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
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Creating an Old South: : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War, Edward E. Baptist
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11711586
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860038
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11711586
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711586
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Creating an Old South: : Middle Florida's plantation frontier before the Civil War, Edward E. Baptist
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11711586
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807860038
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11711586
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11711586
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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