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Tying Tails: Oxen in North Carolina Folk Culture


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Oxen, are not generally associated with Southern agriculture. Mules hold that distinction and round out the popular stereotype of the Southern farm, along with cotton, poverty, and tenancy. These stereotypes, popularized since the Civil War in both fiction and scholarly studies, neglect the important role oxen played in the South well into the late 19th-century.
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