Title page for ETD etd-11142012-040135

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Grant, Charles L.
URN etd-11142012-040135
Title An Appalachian portrait :black and white in Montgomery County, Virginia, before the Civil War
Degree Master of Arts
Department History
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Wallenstein, Peter R. Committee Chair
Shifflett, Crandall A. Committee Member
Williamson, Gustavus G. Committee Member
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
Date of Defense 1987-05-15
Availability restricted

Montgomery County, Virginia, is a southern Appalachian county founded in 1776. Throughout the county's antebellum history, as with most other regions of the South, four major population groups were visibly present. There were slaves, free blacks, white slaveowners, and white non-slaveowners. Little research has previously been conducted on the antebellum people of the Appalachian South. This work is a social history consisting of cross tabulations of data found in the county's manuscript census reports for 1850 and 1860. County court records also provide much useful information on the people and their activities before the Civil War. Together they form an invaluable source of information on antebellum mountain life as a forgotten segment of southern society.

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