Date of Award

5-21-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Glenn Eskew - Chair

Second Advisor

Wendy Venet

Abstract

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.

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