"The Confessions of Edward Isham, a cleverly conceived and adeptly executed essay collection, is a rich addition to our ever-growing understanding of that shadowy world of southern poor whites. The range of insights and meanings these scholars have teased out of the life of Edward Isham, known only through his brief biographical statement, makes this book extraordinary. It is an example of how much skillful historians can make of single lives and even single incidents, particularly given the dramatic and even chilling story they focus upon here."
—John C. Inscoe, author of Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina
Read more about poor whites at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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