Just a Few
Posted by Ken on July 07, 1998 at 15:41:26:
In response to Comparison of the American South and England, written by JenniferB. on July 07, 1998 at 09:27:44
] Has anyone ever considered the similarities of the American South and England. Both had aristocratic-ruled societys, and the words 'in trade' had a bad connotation. In both societys, daughters were urged to marry of money and a good name, not for love, and genealogies were traced to see if you came from a 'good family' or were of 'good birth'. Can you think of other similartites?
Travelers remarked on it at the time, in fact. And historical research has been digging at it for most of this century, I believe; probably a good bit longer. It was an at least semi-credible view at one time to ascribe "the recent unpleasantness" (one of my favorite understatements) to the novels of Sir Walter Scott, in fact! So if you are serious about this, hie thee to thy local library where there will be many, many volumes on this same subject. (Unless it's a small library.)
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