The Troy landed gentry were Pro-Southern since they viewed the Southern landed “aristocracy” as their kin. Just as the South had their battles against the Industrial North the Tories were fighting the middle/commercial classes represented by the Liberal coalition.
One of the reasons the British did not try to break the Union blockade was because the British wanted to have the option of using blockade if they were involved in a war.
posted on 06/11/2013 7:51:44 AM PDT
Wow, I didn't know Toryism would come into this conversation. As a Canadian, Toryism is a real and constant threat. Vocal Tories make the preservation of tradition and authority a religion that causes them to hate everything American and everything Whig. That is why Herbert Spencer is a hero for me. You could say Toryism goes all the way back to the Cavaliers who supported the King and official state religion. Whigs would hail back to the Roundheads and the Republican ideals of Cromwell.
posted on 06/11/2013 2:00:02 PM PDT
by Sam Gamgee
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