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To: Libloather

The Civil War casts a long shadow.....NC was a divided state in those days. The foothills and mountain regions pretty much were Unionist in their sympathy, and in some places were in revolt against the Confederate gov’t. Union forces occupied the coast early in the war, and the central and eastern parts of the state were pretty solidly Confederate. Even today the politics of the state reflect those divisions- the coast and east generally have dominated state politics in the past century or so. The Republicans after the war were seen as part of an enemy occupation force, and didn’t do too well in the most populous areas. And one of the scars left after the war- politics were not something that got discussed much. The older people when I was child taught me that politics were subject to be avoided- being a Republican in a Southern Democrat world meant your people had been on the wrong side.... Of course, that world is vanishing here. God only knows what the future will bring....


5 posted on 04/10/2011 6:28:36 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher

Edit: “A subject TO be avoided..”


6 posted on 04/10/2011 6:29:41 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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