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An examination of the changes seen among subsistence based yeoman farmers in the state after the construction in the 1850s of the North Carolina Railroad spanning the state from Goldsboro to Charlotte. Taking advantage of new commercial opportunities afforded by the new railroad, yeoman farmers began to produce cash crops, viewing it as a chance to compete equally in a society that was becoming increasingly capitalist.