Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Glenn Eskew - Chair
In antebellum Upcounty Georgia, the Southern yeomanry developed a society independent of the planter class. Many of the studies of the pre-Civil War Southern yeomanry describe a class that is living within the cracks of a planter-dominated society, using, and subject to those institutions that served the planter class. Yet in Forsyth County, a yeomanry-dominated society created and nurtured institutions that met their class needs, not parasitically using those developed by the planter class for their own needs.
Kersey, Terrence Lee, "A Small Place in Georgia: Yeoman Cultural Persistance." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2009.