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M. Sue Lyles Eakin
Louisiana State University, Alexandria (Alexandria, LA 71302-9119)

What Made/Makes the South Different

To examine the origins of the plantation system and the planter class in Virginia and South Carolina, and to trace the philosophy and contributions to American life made by these people. Specific aspects to be covered include: primogeniture and entail, extended indebtedness by planters, the concept of honor, and the relationship of the planter society to Negroes and other whites.

Project fields:
U.S. History; U.S. Regional Studies

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975