1. The land and its peoples -- 2. Religion and the localist ethic -- 3. "Surplus produce" and market exchange -- 4. The politics of localism -- 5. Localism, race, and the Civil War.
"This book explores the lives and worldviews of Indiana's southern hill-country residents during much of the nineteenth century. Focusing on local institutions - political, economic, and religious - it gives voice to the plain farmers of the region and reveals the world as they saw it. These settlers from the Upland South, Pennsylvania, and Catholic Germany shared a belief that morality was best centered in the local community, its churches, and its families. This belief shaped and was shaped by political ideology, economic activities, and religious doctrines." -- BOOK JACKET.
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Hoosier (Nickname) (LCSH)
Farmers -- Indiana -- Social conditions -- 19th century. (LCSH)
Agriculture -- Social aspects -- Indiana -- History -- 19th century. (LCSH)