Great essay but the author neglected to include a seminal book, Victoria Bynum's Unruly Women (UNC, 1992), which discussed poor white and free black women in central North Carolina before and during the Civil War.
Jeffrey Glossner of the University of Mississippi offers H-Slavery the most recent in a series of topical guides concerning the study of slavery. The goal of this post is to provide a concise introduction to the major themes and works on the topic of poor whites in the antebellum U.S. South.
Just a quick note that a slightly revised version of our most recent topical guide, by Dr. Christopher Sawula, is now available in its final form on our main topical guide page, here. This page also lays out the process for writing a guide for any interested scholars. And many thanks to all our subscribers for their input and efforts on these and other initiatives!
Slavery in Revolutionary-Era Connecticut
Visual Resources Librarian for Art History, Emory University