Sunday, June 23, 2013

Quote of the Week

"For years it has been the fashion with historians to explain the white cracker of the South as simply the product of degenerate blood-strains from Europe--the progeny of the convict-servants and redemptioners of Old Virginia. But the theory defies logic and the known facts.

Actually, the source of the cracker is identical with that of at least 90% of all other Southern whites. He stems, mainly that is, straight from the common Scotch-Irish, English, and German stock which from about 1740 on was slowly filling up the huge Southern wilderness lying between the thin sliver of coastal civilization built on tobacco, rice, and indigo."- W.J. Cash, 1935

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