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 Posted: Mon Dec 10th, 2007 03:31 pm
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Actually, southern yeoman farmers tend to be more upset at intra-state slaveholders than many suppose.

there are 2 main reasons:
1) slaves are considered property but not taxed as such. Hence, slave-holders property is under-represented on the tax rolls.

2) slaves *are* counted for representational purposes, just as in Congress. Hence, slave counties tend to be over-represented in the state general assembly.

The sectional north-south difference is not the only split over slavery. Every southern state dealt with regional resentment between the slave- and non-slave-holding areas.


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