The Persistence of Antebellum Planter Families in Postbellum East Texas

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The effect of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the southern planter elite remains a topic of interest to historians. Did the war ruin the planter class? Or, did they maintain economic, geographic, or social persistence? This study focuses on the persistence from 1850 to 1880 of five East Texas large planter families who owned one hundred or more slaves in 1860. An analysis of data primarily from county, state, and federal records formthe basis of this study. Four families persisted as wealthy influential members of their postbellum communities. One family remained geographically persistent but not wealthy. The experiences of ... continued below

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iv, 97 leaves : map

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Newland, Linda Sue May 1998.

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The effect of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the southern planter elite remains a topic of interest to historians. Did the war ruin the planter class? Or, did they maintain economic, geographic, or social persistence? This study focuses on the persistence from 1850 to 1880 of five East Texas large planter families who owned one hundred or more slaves in 1860. An analysis of data primarily from county, state, and federal records formthe basis of this study. Four families persisted as wealthy influential
members of their postbellum communities. One family remained geographically persistent but not wealthy. The experiences of these families suggest that large East Texas planter families found it possible to persist in spite of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Newland, Linda Sue. The Persistence of Antebellum Planter Families in Postbellum East Texas, thesis, May 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277933/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .