Social Inequality and Turn-of-the-Century Farmsteads: Issues of Class, Status, Ethnicity, and Race

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Linda F. Stine, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The following epistemological exploration provides a framework for analyzing the social stratification of one Upland South community in North Carolina from about A.D. 1900 to 1940. Specific examples derive from a rural, crossroads community, while the analysis of the relationship between material culture and agrarian life is provided through the survey and excavation of two Piedmont farms. Each farm was inhabited by two generations of their respective families. One family was black, the other white, and both owned their small farms. Members of these adjacent farm steads were connected by a web of social and economic interactions. Institutionalized racism was superseded, in part, by a shared sense of rural community.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Archaeology, North Carolina, Agrarian Communities, Socioeconomics, Race

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