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.