Appalachia…anti-slave more than anti-slavery?

Josh breaks down West Virginia a lot better than I could ever hope to. I think the key point is here:

The anti-slavery, anti-slaveholding upcountry seceded from Virginia to remain in the Union after Virginia seceded from the Union. Each of these regions was fiercely anti-Slavery. And most ended up raising regiments that fought in the Union Army. But they were as anti-slave as they were anti-slavery, both of which they viewed as the lynchpins of the aristocratic and inegalitarian society they loathed.

Which might explain the videos I posted about earlier. It seems that Appalachia has a history of xenophobia.


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