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Many Excellent People: Power and Privilege in North Carolina, 1850-1900

Escott, Paul D.

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ISBN 10: 0807816515 / ISBN 13: 9780807816516
Published by University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A Fine copy in light gray cloth, in a Fine dust jacket. Nicely inscribed and signed by the author for North Carolina historian William S. ("Bill") Powell. Bookseller Inventory # 029978

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Title: Many Excellent People: Power and Privilege ...

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Many Excellent People examines the nature of North Carolina's social system, particularly race and class relations, power, and inequality, during the last half of the nineteenth century. Paul Escott portrays North Carolina's major social groups, focusing on the elite, the ordinary white farmers or workers, and the blacks, and analyzes their attitudes, social structure, and power relationships. Quoting frequently from a remarkable array of letters, journals, diaries, and other primary sources, he shows vividly the impact of the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Populism, and the rise of the New South industrialism on southern society.

Working within the new social history and using detailed analyses of five representative counties, wartime violence, Ku Klux Klan membership, stock-law legislation, and textile mill records, Escott reaches telling conclusions on the interplay of race, class, and politics. Despite fundamental political and economic reforms, Escott argues, North Carolina's social system remained as hierarchical and undemocratic in 1900 as it had been in 1850.

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"Exhaustively researched and meticulously documented, the book emphasizes that, after all, history is the story of people. . . . A fine addition to the literature about the nineteenth-century South and an example of the understanding of the period that is possible from such an ambitious overview."-- North Carolina Historical Review

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