Ante-Bellum North Carolina. A Social History.
“North Carolina society from the Revolution to the War Between the States”
From the publishers: “The average North Carolinian of 1860 had seen drastic changes during his lifetime. He had seen the large planter growing more and more dependent upon slavery, and the poor man, bilious and despondent front malaria, fighting against the competition of slave labor. He had seen slavery itself creating an ever-increasing social problem [...] A definitive study [...] of the historical development of the social structure of a state over a given period, based upon an exhaustive examination of legal, legislative, and newspaper materials, private correspondence, plantation records, and personal diaries.”
Description: Ante-Bellum North Carolina. A Social History.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1937. xvi, 935p. First Edition. Thick, stout octavo; publisher’s green buckram cloth, without dustwrapper. A near fine copy.