Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Sam Houston and the Knights of the Golden Circle
- Using the census archive at the University of Virginia, 28% of Texas families owned slaves. By comparison, in 1950 only about 2% of American families owned corporate stock valued as much as the value of a slave. See how many people voted for the Socialist party in 1948 or 52. Indeed, today fewer than half of American families own any stock, let alone more than $1000.
In decreasing order, family slave ownership in 1860 was:
South Carolina 48%
Texas & North Carolina 28% each
You may notice a pattern here! :>)
Tremont House Hotel
April 19, 1861
You may, after the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure, and hundreds of thousands of precious lives, as a bare possibility, win Southern independence, if God be not against you; but I doubt it.
I tell you that, while I believe with you in the doctrine of States rights, the North is determined to preserve this Union . They are not fiery impulsive people as you are, for they live in cooler climates.
But when they begin to move in a given direction, where great interests are involved, such as the present issues before the country, they move with steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche, and what I fear is they will overwhelm the South with ignoble defeat.---Sam Houston
Take care, Bob Judy and Bob Huddleston 10643 Sperry Street Northglenn, CO 80234-3612 Huddleston.r@... The Civil War can be described as the kudzu vine of American historiography: books about it will grow anywhere, in vast numbers.
William H Keene wrote:
--- In civilwarwest@ yahoogroups. com, "cherokeeraven"
<SouthernCherokee@ ...> wrote:
> Of the 400,000 whites living in Texas, 95 percent owned no slaves
About 3/4 of the 400,000 whites were women or children, some of whom
were married to or children of slave owners.