Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fighting for Slavery

More than one out of four of Tennessee's confederate generation remembered class strife.

"Those who didn't owned slaves hated those who did," declared an upper class Madison Countian. He further stressed that "Antagonism was mostly the fault of the non-slaveholders."

Fred A Bailey, "Class and Tennessee's Confederate Generation," The Journal Of Southern History Volume LI, No.1 (February 1985): 49.

1 comment:

cenantua said...

Sounds like your moving down that road in tackling the complex problems with class relationships in the deeper South. If you haven't done so already, I highly recommend the book Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight.