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Unformatted text preview: Myth : Southern Politics aristocratic/ Reality : The south as the stronghold of democracy Myth: Planters control politics and society of south/Reality: Southern politics turns on the exploitation of hostility to planters Myth : Slavery contradicts equality and undermines libertyit degrades whites/ Reality : slavery promotes equality by dividing the south along race lines (rather than class) and promotes liberty by preventing white nonslaveholders from being exploited Myth : Northern Society is superior/ Reality : South stands for America, North is alien, un-American d) Nonslaveholders and the Territorial Issue...
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- Spring '08
- Cotton Gin