The Old South Frontier

The Old South Frontier
Author : Donald P. Mcneilly
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages : 281
Release : 2000-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9781610757041
ISBN 13 : 1610757041
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old South Frontier Book Description:

In this deeply researched and well-written study, Donald P. McNeilly examines how moderately wealthy planters and sons of planters immigrated into the virtually empty lands of Arkansas, seeking their fortune and to establish themselves as the leaders of a new planter aristocracy west of the Mississippi River. These men, sometimes alone, sometimes with family, and usually with slaves, sought the best land possible, cleared it, planted their crops, and erected crude houses and other buildings. Life was difficult for these would-be leaders of society and their families, and especially hard for the slaves who toiled to create fields in which they labored to produce a crop. McNeilly argues that by the time of Arkansas's statehood in 1836, planters and large farmers had secured a hold over their frontier home, and that between 1840 and the Civil War, planters solidified their hold on politics, economics, and society in Arkansas. The author takes a topical approach to the subject, with chapters on migration, slavery, non-planter whites, politics, and the secession crisis of 1860–1861. McNeilly offers a first-rate analysis of the creation of a white, cotton-based society in Arkansas, shedding light not only on the southern frontier, but also on the established Old South before the Civil War.

The Old South Frontier
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Donald P. Mcneilly
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-07-01 - Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

In this deeply researched and well-written study, Donald P. McNeilly examines how moderately wealthy planters and sons of planters immigrated into the virtually
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Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Donald P. McNeilly
Categories: Arkansas
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

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Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Edward E. Baptist
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-03 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Daniel Dupre
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 540
Authors: William L. Richter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-20 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Thomas Inge
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-12 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

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Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Patrick Gerster
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Ed Piacentino
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-06 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: M. Thomas Inge
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-21 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

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Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: William L. Richter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-28 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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