Date of Award

12-14-2017

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

History

First Advisor

Glenn Eskew

Second Advisor

Ian Fletcher

Third Advisor

Wendy Venet

Abstract

This dissertation is a comparative analysis of the yeomanry of Forsyth and Hancock counties in Georgia during the ten years prior to the Civil War. The premise argues that definitive characteristics of yeoman culture can only be found in counties that are dominated the yeomanry. Studies that find yeomen in planter dominated counties are defined those yeomen by the institutions that are created by and serve the planter society.

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