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Author: Jonathan M. Bryant
ISBN13: 978-0807856147
Title: How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885
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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 2nd ed. edition (October 31, 2004)
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How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885 by Jonathan M. Bryant



Jonathan Bryant has written a solid, insightful study of the transition in one central Georgia county from the Old South to the New. Bryant, who teaches history and directs the jurisprudence program at the University of Baltimore, has put his legal and historical training (as well as his own Georgia background) to good use in weaving together diverse strands of change and continuity in the Georgia cotton belt. Despite a large black electoral majority (about 3:2) in Greene County, the Republican party there was fragile and vulnerable, just as it was elsewhere in the South.

In How Curious a Land, Jonathan Bryant follows the county's social, economic, the legal transformation from a wealthy, self-sufficient plantation economy based on slavery to a largely impoverished, economically dependent community dominated by a new commercial class of merchants and lawyers. I read this book with great interest because my Clements Family, my 3rd & 2nd great grandfather and my Great Grandpa all lived in Greene County. I find this book very honest and revealing! I feel there are many such counties in Georgia that history are quite similar during the same period of time, 1850 -1885. I have read an older book published in 1930, "The History of Wilkinson County". I wonder why the point was made in that book the period 1840 to 1860 was the "Golden Era of Wilkinson County.

Электронная книга "How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885", Jonathan M. Bryant. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850-1885" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. No other word adequately expresses the feeling of a drive through the redlands of northern Greene County. What once were fertile bottomlands and a rich plantation district known as Prosperity Ridge are now empty lands. Stunted second-growth timber covers most of the region.

In How Curious a Land, Jonathan Bryant follows the county's social, economic, and legal transformation from a wealthy, self-sufficient plantation economy based on slavery to a largely impoverished, economically dependent community dominated by a new commercial class of merchants and lawyers.

Jonathan M. Bryant, How Curious a Land: Conflict and Change in Greene County, Georgia, 1850–1885, Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. John C. Rodrigue (a1). Louisiana State University. For a Particular Reader. Enter a reader's Lexile® measure to calculate his or her expected comprehension for this book and to view vocabulary targeted to his or her reading ability.

How Curious a Land is a history of a Georgia plantation community from 1855 to 1885. The book looks at the political, economic and the role of the law and society passing through the Civil War and Reconstruction. It was written by Dr. Jonathan M. Bryant of Georgia Southern University. It was published in 1996 by the University of North Carolina Press. It was republished in 2004 as a paperback.

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The story of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Greene County, Georgia, is a remarkable tale of both fundamental change and essential continuity. In How Curious a Land, Jonathan Bryant follows the county's social, economic, and legal transformation from a wealthy, self-sufficient plantation economy based on slavery to a largely impoverished, economically dependent community dominated by a new commercial class of merchants and lawyers. Emancipated slaves made up two-thirds of the county's population at the end of the Civil War, and thanks to an able, charismatic, and politically active leadership, they enjoyed early success in pressing for their rights. But their gains, says Bryant, were only temporary, because the white elite retained control of the legal system and used it effectively against blacks. Law also helped shape the course of economic change as, for example, postbellum laws designed to benefit the new commercial elite ensured poverty for most of the county's small farmers, both black and white, by relegating them to the status of sharecroppers and tenants. As a result, the county's wealth, though greatly diminished in the postbellum years, remained concentrated in the hands of a small elite.
Reviews: 2
Clonanau
I read this book with great interest because my Clements Family, my 3rd & 2nd great grandfather and my Great Grandpa all lived in Greene County. I find this book very honest and revealing! I feel there are many such counties in Georgia that history are quite similar during the same period of time, 1850 -1885. I have read an older book published in 1930, "The History of Wilkinson County". I wonder why the point was made in that book the period 1840 to 1860 was the "Golden Era of Wilkinson County." The author explain that was due to the wealth of the county being the highest in history. After reading Jonathan M. Bryant book I understand. He explains the rise and fall of middle Georgia and why in great detail! It is an easy read if one does not get to bogged in the statistics. The author makes his main points well while the statistics documents the point being made. I highly reccomend this book.
Jack
Cleary a doctoral dissertation and liberal. However, is still worth reading if interested in the post war South.