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  1. The Confederate narrative about the civil war being about States rights had been the main one since about 1890. The Emancipation aspect far less so in social awareness.
    And the near endless hammering that home in films couldn’t but have an odd result.

  2. That one is a good bit nearer history than most. The area of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri called the Ozarks held poor White families that moved across from the Appalachians and for the most part weren’t slave holding. But their homesteads and villages were attacked by raiding light cavalry from both sides. But like in the Appalachians they brought their feuds which caused their communities to sunder along civil war lines. In Appalachia the movement came in two directions, in from the coast of Georgia to Maryland, the second down from Pennsylvania.

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