The Continuity of Cotton: Planter Politics in Georgia, 1865-1892

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Mercer University Press, 1986 - History - 200 pages
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Contents

A NEW BEGINNING
1
OF PLANTERS AND FREEDMAN
7
PLANTERS UNDER ATTACK
29
A PERIOD OF TURMOIL
45
A NEW DEPARTURE
63
THE NEW SOUTH VERSUS THE OLD SOUTH
87
A PLANTER CONSTITUTION
105
THE BOTSOLOYAL OPPOSITION
119
THE BOURBON TRIUMVIRATE
143
THE GORDON YEARS
159
EPILOGUE
179
BIBLIOGRAPHY
185
INDEX
199
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Page 7 - ... might withdraw the military forces altogether, and leave the people of any or all of these States to govern themselves without his interference. In the language of the Secretary of State, in his telegram to the provisional governor of Georgia dated October 28, 1865, he might " recognize the people of any State as having resumed the relations of loyalty to the Union," and act in his military capacity on this hypothesis.
Page 7 - Your dispatch has been received. The 'people of Georgia should not hesitate one single moment in repudiating every single dollar of debt created for the purpose of aiding the Rebellion against the Government of the United States.
Page 7 - Those who vested their capital in the creation of this debt must meet their fate, and take it as one of the inevitable results of the Rebellion, though it may seem hard to them. It should at once be made known at home and abroad that no debt contracted for the purpose of dissolving the Union of the States can or ever will be paid by taxes levied on the people for such purpose. ANDREW JOHNSON, " President of the United States.

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