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By Louis A. Ferleger,John D. Metz

This e-book explores alterations in rural families of the Georgia Piedmont throughout the fabric tradition of farmers as they transitioned from self-sufficiency to industry dependence. The interval among 1880 and 1910 used to be a time of dynamic switch whilst Southern farmers struggled to reinvent their lives and livelihoods. hoping on basic records, together with probate inventories, tax lists, country and federal census information, and property sale effects, this examine seeks to appreciate the variables that triggered farm families to imagine larger threat in hopes of good fortune in addition to these components that stood within the method of growth. whereas there are few tasks of this sort for the past due 19th century, and less nonetheless for the hot South, the findings problem the idea of farmers as overly conservative shoppers and speak to into query conventional perspectives of conspicuous intake as a key indicator of wealth and status.

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