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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.
A look at the career of American historian William E. Dodd who, influenced by his personal background as the son of a poor North Carolina farmer, focused his scholarly work on the history of the South in which yeoman farmers were exploited by the aristocratic elite.