Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South by Grady McWhiney
By Grady McWhiney
Cracker Culture is a provocative learn of social existence within the previous South that probes the foundation of cultural adjustments among the South and the North all through American heritage. between Scotch-Irish settlers the time period “Cracker” first and foremost precise an individual who boasted, yet in American utilization the be aware has come to designate terrible whites. McWhiney makes use of the time period to outline tradition instead of to suggest an monetary . even though all negative whites have been Crackers, now not all Crackers have been terrible whites; either, even though, have been Southerners.
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9· W. J. , New York, 19411,30-34, 56, suggests that the Southerner "had much in common with the half-wild Scotch [sic) and Irish clansmen" for "his chief blood-strain was likely to be ... " Scots and Scotch -Irish ,are mentioned in Hesseltine and Stniley, The South in American Hi story, 34-35, 44,5 1,54-55,5 8, 60,62,7 2, 75 , 130; Billington, American South, 18-19; Simkins and Roland, History of the South, 34- 36; and in many local histories. See also such speCialized studies as James G. Leyburn, The Scotch-Irish: A Social History IChapei Hill, 19621; Charles A.
24· Richard S. Dunn, "The English Sugar Islands and the Founding of South Carolina," South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 72 (I97I), 82-83; Edward McGrady, The History of South Carolina under the Proprietary Government, 1670-1719 (New York, I897), 73 - 128, I43; Robert Mills, Sta· tistics of South Carolina . . (Charleston, I826), I75 ; Abbot Emerson Smith, Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 16071776 (Chapel Hill, I947), 48-49, p , I34; Carl Bridenbaugh, Myths and Realities: Societies of the Colonial South (Baton Rouge, I952), 7.
3. Clement Eaton, "Custom and Manners," in The Encyclopedia of Southern History, ed. David C. Roller and Robert W. Twyman IBaton Rouge, 1979), 321; George B. Tindall, The Ethnic Southern· ers IBaton Rouge, 19761,8. 4. Monroe Lee Billington, The American South: A Brief History INew York, 1971 I, 9· 5. I. A. Newby, The South: A History INew York, 19781,39 . 6. William B. Hesseltine and David L. , 19601,2. " According to these authors: "The ScotchIrish early became Southerners. They were of the same Anglo-Saxon stock as the people of the coast regions.