A Mythic Land Apart: Reassessing Southerners and Their by Thomas H. Appleton, John David Smith

By Thomas H. Appleton, John David Smith

Utilizing biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural methods, the 9 essays during this booklet supply a probing examine the South's variety and its very important position within the nationwide prior. The authors discover the stress among the South's well-worn mythic pictures and the variety that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. satisfied Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper. The chapters illustrate the South's complexity in assessing the region's simple folks, slave panics, army approach, racial reform, and temperance circulation. The ebook untangles the South's mythology and gives clean and penetrating insights into the continued reassessment of the region.

Written through major specialists at the South's wealthy prior, this publication presents 9 essays at the background of the South. using biographical, demographic, political, social, and cultural ways, the essays offer a probing examine the South's variety and its vital position within the nationwide previous. The authors discover the strain among the South's well-worn photos and the range that bred such influential leaders as Philip Mazzei, Henry Clay, A. B. satisfied Chandler, and John Sherman Cooper.

The South has consistently been a land of complexity and alter. A Mythic Land Apart illustrates this in assessing the region's undeniable people, slave panics, army procedure, racial reform, and temperance flow. no matter if captured in fiction, movie, or historic literature, the South's background continues to be intertwined with its mythic self. The essays during this ebook untangle the South's mythololgy and supply clean and penetrating insights into the continued reassessment of the region.

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They asserted that legislative prohibition would be entirely compatible with considerations of liberty, justice, and commerce. ” 94 After a short period of deliberation, Williams informed temperance leaders he felt compelled to decline the gubernatorial nomination. He believed that an aroused public sentiment would soon allow drys to accomplish their goals without the formation of a new political party. In April 1855 a subsequent temperance convention at Lexington once again endorsed Hardy for lieutenant governor.

Any brother who partook of tobacco during a division meeting was subject to a fine of one dollar per offense. Both the Grand Division of Kentucky and the National Division deemed the actions of the Hancock Division to be illegal. , 62. 58. Sharpsburg Constitution, 4. ” In many areas, however, the scheme proved unworkable; the expenses of the program exceeded cash on hand. As early as June 1854, the National Division ruled that subordinate divisions could suspend payments if necessary. See Beattie, “Sons of Temperance,” 77–81; quote on 80–81.

There is no one in so high repute among them as a reformed drunkard. 44 Like most of the temperance societies of the 1820s and 1830s, the Washingtonian movement did not survive long as a distinct phase of the temperance crusade. It appears to have peaked in Kentucky in 1842 and thereafter declined. Its influence, however, was profound. Prior to the Washingtonian crusade, temperance arguments had been reasoned, factual, and based on moral and religious conviction. The zealous Washingtonians injected drama and emotionalism.

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