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By Steven Hahn

During this exam of the increase of agrarian radicalism within the past due 19th-century South, Hahn specializes in social switch and renowned realization whereas exploring populism's kinship with different routine resembling labour radicalism.

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For when he told his wife-to-be that she would "find all sorts of Society" in Carroll County "except Aristocracy , " he suggested not only that the U pcoun try lacked a significant planter element but also that it had an entire social structure of its own . I f the conventional portrait of nonplantation districts as I 3 · Robert P. Brooks , The Agrarzan Revolution zn Georgia, I 86s-1912 (Madison, \Vis . , I 9 I4), 82-86; Bonner, Hzstory of Georgza Agriculture, 4 7-56; Ulrich B. Phillips, A Hzstory of Transportatzon in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1 86o ( N ew York, 1 go8) , 20, 2 2 1 -36.

Aggregating all of these occupations, I found that the " tenants , " "renters , " and " croppers" composed 95 percent of the group . In Paulding County, farm tenants of some kind hence made up about 30 percent of the agricultural population . See Manuscript Census, Georgia, Jackson, Carroll, and Paulding Counties , Schedules I and I I , 1 850, 1 86o . Also see Appendix, Table I . 2 0 . Manuscript Census , Georgia, Jackson County, Schedule I , 1 850, 1 86o . Brooks was listed next to his 93-year-old father on the population schedule.

O thers were new arrivals who lacked the resources to purchase land and looked to renting as a means of necessary accumulation . Most commonly, tenan ts and landless "farmers " of ambiguous status were linked by kinship to the landowners whose property they tilled . Sons of U pcoun try farmers normally did not remain in their parents ' household after marriage : they moved out , established their own households , and usually either continued to work the homes tead or made such arrangements with neighboring relatives .

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