Common Whites: Class and Culture in Antebellum North Carolina

By: Bill Cecil-Fronsman.

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The "common whites," though they outnumbered the slaves and the elites, make up the least studied group in the Old South. This book takes us beyond stereotypes and misconceptions to a better understanding of a group of people often ignored by traditional history. Drawing on travelers' accounts, newspapers, folklore, analysis of census reports, and above all, oral history, the author has woven the individual threads of the culture into an in-depth analysis of their world and their responses to it.

About Author
Bill Cecil-Fronsman was professor of history at Washburn University of Topeka.

Reviews
"Exhaustively researched and felicitously written, this work is likely to remain for some time the standard work on a significant segment of North Carolina's antebellum population."—North Carolina Historical Review

“The best of the genre. The fresh insights and careful analysis provide the best look we have at the antebellum world of Southern plain folk."—Civil War History

“Takes us within the households and communities of common whites. Allows new insights into the communal world of ordinary Carolinians."—Journal of Southern History
"A valuable book on an important subject."—Journal of Social History

“This impressive book extends far beyond anything now in print and will advance our knowledge of the largest single category of antebellum southernors."—Paul D. Escott, Wake Forest University

Title: Common Whites: Class and Culture in Antebellum North Carolina

Author: Bill Cecil-Fronsman.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $39.95

Categories: North Carolina,

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1992

ISBN Number: 0813117771

ISBN Number 13: 9780813117775

Binding: cloth

Book Details: 288 pages, maps, cloth, University Press of Kentucky

Seller ID: 117771