In an examination of the effects of the Civil War on the rural Southern home front, Mark V. Wetherington looks closely at the experiences of white ""plain folk""--mostly yeoman farmers and craftspeople--in the wiregrass region of southern Georgia before, during, and after the war. Although previous scholars have argued that common people in the South fought the battles of the region's elites, Wetherington contends that the plain folk in this Georgia region fought for their own self-interest.<BR><BR>Plain folk, whose communities were outside areas in which slaves were the majority of the popula
CONTENTS; PROLOGUE: Plain Folk; 1 On the Cotton Frontier; 2 Into a Revolution; 3 We Will Be Ready to March; 4 The Contest for My Country; 5 I Represent the War; 6 Not in the Flesh Again; 7 We Done Honor to Ourselves; 8 The Land Is Full of Poverty and Misery; 9 We Lift Our Hat to the Wire Grass Region; EPILOGUE: Losing the Peace; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
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