Creating an Old South: Middle Florida's Plantation Frontier Before the Civil War

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - Social Science - 392 pages
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Set on the antebellum southern frontier, this book uses the history of two counties in Florida's panhandle to tell the story of the migrations, disruptions, and settlements that made the plantation South.

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Contents

The Peculiar Benefits of Florida
16
Countrymen
37
Forced Migration
61
HotBlooded Fellows and the Flush Times of Middle Florida
88
Jack in the New Ground
120
Decline and Fall of the Rag Empire The Crisis of Middle Florida
154
White Men Are Very Uncertain Slavery and Frontier Society
191
Creating an Old South
219
Remaking History
247
Conclusion
277
Appendix
285
Notes
295
Bibliography
351
Index
379
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Edward E. Baptist is Charlton W. Tebeau Assistant Professor of History at the University of Miami.

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