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A Family VentureMen and Women on the Southern Frontier$
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Joan E. Cashin

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195053449

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053449.001.0001

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(p.119) Conclusion
A Family Venture

Joan E Cashin

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The migration of planters' sons towards the Southwest has been one kind of dream derived from the aspiration to overcome the success of ancestors and elders, but with the transition of those who fled in search of higher grounds came massive changes, not always good changes. Those who left the seaboard to establish their independence realized the importance of the family's resources in a volatile economy, as well as the things that kinship and similar relations could offer to help attain success. Over the years, a bad taste of independence gave some men in their new male role license to manipulate others. As for the planter women, migration was but a move towards looking back to the only life they had known. This book is a story of planter migration, the divisions between generations of planter men, their gender roles, family, and races in the seaboard and the Old Southwest.

Keywords:   planter migration, gender roles, seaboard, Old Southwest, independence

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