Stone Collection: Volume 21 - Item 48
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48. “The Poor White of the South,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (June 1864): 115-24.
Description of the third, or lowest, class of European Americans living in the South. The other two classes are termed “the ruling class” (about a million strong) and “the middle or laboring class” (about six and a half million strong). The author estimates that there are about one-half million poor whites in the Southern states.