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Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Mark V. Wetherington

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In an examination of the effects of the Civil War on the rural Southern home front, this book looks closely at the experiences of white “plain folk”—mostly yeoman farmers and craftspeople—in the ... More


on the cotton frontier

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the cotton frontier in the lower Ocmulgee River in southern Georgia during the 1860s and the role played by white plain folk in the growth of cotton production in the region. ... More


Into a Revolution

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the most important referendum in Georgia's history and how plain folk and planters voted: the selection of delegates to the secession convention on January 2, 1861. According ... More


We Lift Our Hat to the Wire Grass Region

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter looks at the violence and instability engendered by emancipation, the transition to a free labor economy, the paramilitary political struggle, and the expansion of cotton production, ... More


Prologue | Plain Folk

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.3
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book tells the story of white plain folk during the Civil War and Reconstruction in southern Georgia's piney woods, part of a unique subregion that stretched along the coastal plains from North ... More


The Land Is Full of Poverty and Misery

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the harsh reality faced by Georgia's white plain folk after the Civil War. The Confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis, was captured on May 10, 1865, in the Irwinville ... More


| I Represent the War

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.8
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the nationalism of Georgia's white plain folk during the Civil War that began in 1861 by helping defend the Confederacy against the Yankees, whom they believed would overturn ... More


We Will be Ready to March

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the volunteering and mobilization of Georgia's white plain folk during the Civil War that began in 1861. It examines the plain folk's metamorphosis from unionists to Southern ... More


Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Fred C. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The poor have always been with us. In the rural American South, the “bottom half” languished on the edge of survival since Reconstruction. When the Great Depression hit, their plight worsened. The ... More


Introduction

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter contains a brief examination of southern plain folk and their concerns about social status. Along with that description the major thesis of this book is expanded and includes ancillary ... More


The Contest for My Country

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the volunteering and mobilization of Georgia's white plain folk during the Civil War that began in 1861. It traces the Pulaski Volunteers' departure from piney woods Georgia ... More


Epilogue | Losing the Peace

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This Epilogue examines how Georgia's white plain folk responded to the Republicanism and New South industrialization that emerged after the Civil War in the context of Confederate defeat and ... More


| Not in the Flesh Again

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the impact of the Civil War on traditional notions of death, particularly among Georgia's white plain folk: who should die, when and where death should take place, and the ... More


We Done Honor to Ourselves

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the impact of the Civil War on Georgia's white plain folk. By the spring of 1864, the war had been raging for three years and the Confederacy's walls were falling on its people. ... More


There’s No Place Like Home: Gender, Family, and the Confederate Alabama Household

Victoria E. Ott (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The plain folk of Alabama who supported the Confederacy used household objects to craft a new identity. To express that identity, they made military uniforms and supplied foodstuffs for soldiers. But ... More


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