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 liberty—it 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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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
- Spring '08
- Cotton Gin