Masters of Small Worlds

Masters of Small Worlds : Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country

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The book examines the yeomanry in the South Carolina Low Country before the Civil War. It focuses on the relationship between the yeomanry - the small farmers - and the planters, with whom they had strong ideological ties. The book deals with gender and class issues as well. This book is intended for those interested in Antebellum Southern US more

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  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.2 x 32.3mm | 756.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, tables
  • 0195072367
  • 9780195072365

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a work with unusual breadth of analysis ... in its sheer breadth of visiona nd attention to detail her analysis includes much that is fresh and original ... This, combined with a persuasively lucid and thoughtful written style, make this work a pleasure to read. * Kevern J. Verney, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, American Studies, Vol 30, Part 2 - 1996 * ...of interest not only for the local matter of South Carolina, but as one test whether 'race, class, and gender' can (to adapt Marx on the Confederacy) make a history and not just a battle-cry. McCurry offers an abunbance of insight, information and anecdote. She is a gifted historian, engaging large questions. * The Times Literary Supplement *show more

About Stephanie McCurry

Stephanie McCurry is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, San more

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