This information is taken from Mrs. John H. Napier, former Regent of the First White House of the Confederacy. She notes that from the beginning there was antipathy between the kinds of people who settled New England and the folks who settled the South (Puritanical Ethics vs. the Cavalier Heritage).
But I did say time line: 1845 Abolitionist Movement – James Russel Lowell’s poem which became the hymn “Once in every man and nation” which became the abolitionist’s cry along with Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn” (see the last blog) – rife with hatred for the south.
Then came the Temperance Movement and after that the Suffrage Movement; the Farmer’s (Grange) Movement. And the 1800’s-1861 the great battle between Free Trade in the North and Free Trade in the South over the matter of tariffs.
1820 – 1850 – Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Second Compromise of 1850, limited slave states – as territories became states it was understood that one would be slave and the next would be free.
1840 – Free Soil Movement – Freeman, black or white wanted the right to farm without slaves anywhere.
1854 – Bleeding Kansas
1856 – John Brown’s massacres of women and children. which enraged the South and delighted Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote (yuk) Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a contributing factor to the WAR.
Western expansion, a contributing cause…for tomorrow’s blog. Thanks Mrs. Napier for this information.