One of the most stubborn myths of American history is the idea that the frontier promoted equality of material condition. This national folk legend is, unhappily, ver much mistaken. With some exceptions, landed wealth was always highly concentrated throughout the southern highlands, as it would be in the lower Mississippi Valley, Texas and the far southwest. Inequality was greater in the backcountry and the southern highlands than in any other rural region of the United States.
|Fort Morris State Historic Site||Midway||Earthwork fortification; building started in 1776 and it fell to the British in 1779.|
|Midway Church and Museum||Midway||Midway Church was burned during the war and rebuilt in 1792; the museum focuses on 18th and early 19th century life.|
|Savannah History Museum||Savannah||The 20,000 square foot museum stands on the site of the Battle of Savannah (1778).|
Albion′s Seed: Four British Folkways in America (1989)