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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 01:55 PM
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66. At least part of that doesn't match up with history as I know it, the mountain areas of
Edited on Wed Aug-25-10 01:58 PM by Uncle Joe
Eastern Tennessee, West Virginia and Western North Carolina were sections of the South most sympathetic to the Union.

The column also jumps too a far ahead in casting blame on this group of people regarding the Jim Crow era which actually began in 1896 with Plessy vs Ferguson and I would venture to say few of the "borderers" committing the United States to this tragic policy had sufficient power at that time in any branch of government.

One other thing I didn't care for was the implicit trashing of people; just because they live in mobile homes.

I do believe some of the column was a fascinating read but it paints too broad a brush for my taste.
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