South Wasn’t Always Fan of States Rights

"The strange, often forgotten, history of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850," by ERIC FONER in "Whenever I lecture to non-academic audiences about the Civil War era, someone is bound to insist that the South fought for states’ rights rather than the long-term survival of slavery. In an extreme version of this view, Abraham Lincoln... Continue Reading →

South is Almost Solid for Republicans

Virginia is the only Southern state with two Democratic US Senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. The remainder of the South is now solidly Republican for the first time ever. The transformation has taken place gradually. NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AR, MS, TX, OK, and MO all have two Republican senators. Alabama surprisingly elected... Continue Reading →

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