Mountain Masters: Slavery Sectional Crisis Western North Carolina

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Antebellum Southern Appalachia has long been seen as a classless and essentially slaveless region - one so alienated and isolated from other parts of the South that, with the onset of the Civil War, highlanders opposed both secession and Confederate war efforts. In a multifaceted challenge to these basic assumptions about Appalachian society in the mid-nineteenth century, John Inscoe reveals new variations on the diverse motives and rationales that drove Southerners, particularly in the Upper South, out of the Union. ...

Mountain Masters: Slavery Sectional Crisis Western North Carolina 1996, Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9780870499333

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