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Cambridge Studies on the American South: Cultivating Success in the South: Farm Households in the Postbellum Era

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Cambridge Studies on the American South: Cultivating Success in the South: Farm Households in the Postbellum Era - Ferleger, Louis A., and Metz, John D.
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This book explores changes in rural households of the Georgia Piedmont through the material culture of farmers as they transitioned from self-sufficiency to market dependence. The period between 1880 and 1910 was a time of dynamic change when Southern farmers struggled to reinvent their lives and livelihoods. Relying on primary documents, including probate inventories, tax lists, state and federal census data, and estate sale results, this study seeks to understand the variables that prompted farm households to assume ...

Cambridge Studies on the American South: Cultivating Success in the South: Farm Households in the Postbellum Era 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107054110

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