War of Another Kind: A Southern Community in the Great Rebellion

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byWayne K. Durrill

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In this book Durrill describes in graphic detail the disintegration, during the Civil War, of Southern plantation society in a North Carolina coastal county. He details struggles among planters, slaves, yeoman farmers, and landless white laborers, as well as a guerrilla war and a clashbetween two armies that, in the end, destroyed all that remained of the county's social structure. He examines the failure of a planter-yeoman alliance, and discusses how yeoman farmers and landless white laborers allied themselves against planters, but to no avail. He also shows how slaves, whenrefugeed upcountry, tried unsuccessfully to reestablish their prerogatives--a subsistence, as well as protection from violence--owed them as a minimal condition of their servitude.

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In this book Durrill describes in graphic detail the disintegration, during the Civil War, of Southern plantation society in a North Carolina coastal county. He details struggles among planters, slaves, yeoman farmers, and landless white laborers, as well as a guerrilla war and a clashbetween two armies that, in the end, destroyed all...

Wayne K. Durrill is at University of Cincinnati.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.19 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195089235

ISBN - 13:9780195089233

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"This is just what I've been looking for in my course on the Civil War. Most texts ignore local power relationships and the social history of the war. Dirrill's book returns it to the forefront."--Roy E. Finkenbine, Hampton University