Mississippi represented the Old South and all that it stood for perhaps more than any other state. Christopher Morris takes a close look at one of those "typically" southern communities, Jefferson Davis's Warren County, the northern-most of the five old river counties located in the state's southwestern corner. By exploring Warren County's history Morris traces the evolution of Old South society from its pioneer origins to its end at the onset of the Civil War. This is a study of a society's development, a snapshot of the people and their community in crisis and demonstrates the significance of change over time in the antebellum South.
Readership: Students of the history of the
Southern United States, particularly antebellum Southern culture.
Christopher Morris, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Arlington
"This fine study...makes an important contribution to the discussion...Morris's study sheds considerable light on issues of regional significance by careful examination of a specific locale." - History