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In my Father's house are many mansions : family and community in Edgefield, South Carolina

Author: Orville Vernon Burton
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1985.
Series: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Burton traces the evolution of Edgefield County from the antebellum period through Reconstruction and beyond. From amassed information on every household in this large rural community, he tests the many generalizations about southern black and white families of this period and finds that they were strikingly similar. Wealth, rather than race or class, was the main factor that influenced family structure, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Burton, Orville Vernon.
In my Father's house are many mansions.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)764418820
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orville Vernon Burton
ISBN: 0807816191 9780807816196 0807841838 9780807841839
OCLC Number: 11469729
Description: xxi, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Edgefield, South Carolina --
Edgefield from the White perspective --
The White family and antebellum social structure --
The slave family --
The free Afro-American in antebellum Edgefield --
The culture of postbellum Afro-American family life --
Black and White postbellum household and family structure.
Series Title: Fred W. Morrison series in Southern studies.
Responsibility: Orville Vernon Burton.

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Traces the evolution of Edgefield County from the antebellum period through Reconstruction and beyond. From amassed information on every household in this large rural community, Burton tests the many  Read more...

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