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The Landless People of Antebellum North Carolina

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Stereotypes of antebellum white society perpetuate the misrepresentation of a two-tier system; rich estate, slave-holders and destitute whites. Upon further review, there was a greater complexity amongst the white population and the earliest scholar to acknowledge this was Daniel Robinson Hundley in SOCIAL RELATIONS IN OUR SOUTHERN STATES(1860). A faction of these folk were landless whites, a group of people who filled a great range of necessary jobs like coopers, carpenters, shoemakers, fishermen, etc.
Carolina Comments (NoCar F 251 C38), Vol. 31 Issue 1, Jan 1983, p23-32, il