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Mountain Masters

Mountain Masters

Slavery Sectional Crisis Western North Carolina

by John C. Inscoe

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/08/1996

  $49.95
Antebellum Southern Appalachia has long been seen as a classless and essentially slaveless region - one so alienated and isolated from other parts of the South that, with the onset of the Civil War, highlanders opposed both secession and Confederate war efforts. In a multifaceted challenge to these basic assumptions about Appalachian society in the mid-nineteenth century, John Inscoe reveals new variations on the diverse motives and rationales that drove Southerners, particularly in the Upper South, out of the Union. Mountain Masters vividly portrays the wealth, family connections, commercial activities, and governmental power of the slaveholding elite that controlled the social, economic, and political development of western North Carolina. In examining the role played by slavery in shaping the political consciousness of mountain residents, the book also provides fresh insights into the nature of southern class interaction, community structure, and master-slave relationships.
ISBN:
9780870499333
9780870499333
Category:
History of the Americas
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-08-1996
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
368
Dimensions (mm):
229x154x26mm
Weight:
0.65kg

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