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Planters and the Making of the New South

Billings, Dwight B., Jr.

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ISBN 10: 080781315X / ISBN 13: 9780807813157
Published by University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A Very Good or better copy in green cloth, in a Fine dust jacket. Quite light tanning at the outer edges of the text block, else tight and clean. Nice 7-line inscription signed by the author for a former teacher at the front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 018723

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Title: Planters and the Making of the New South

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Billings disputes the assumption that an incipient merchant class built the state's cotton mills; he reveals that a majority of the early mills was owned by prominent planters and agrarians. He shows the persistent hegemony and support for industrialization among the landed upper class and describes several generations of five powerful North Carolina families who spread plantation paternalism to the mill-village system. Billings compares this with similar cases in Germany and Japan.

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