Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton

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"[...]history of the early part of this century; most modern writers (who keep forgetting that the question of slavery was then not one tenth as absorbing as it afterwards became) apparently deeming that the line of demarkation between North and South was at that period, as it has since in reality become, as strongly defined west of the mountains as east of them. That such was not the case was due to several different causes. The first comers into Tennessee and Kentucky belonged to the class of so-called poor whites, who owned few or no slaves, and who were far less sectionally southern in their feelings than were the rich planters of the low, alluvial plains towards the coast of the Atlantic; and though a slave-owning population quickly followed the first pioneers, yet the latter had imprinted a stamp on the character of the two states which was never wholly effaced, -as witness the tens of thousands of soldiers which both, even the more[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 331.12g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507530269
  • 9781507530269

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