Monday, July 11, 2011

Legislative Measures: The Arming of Slaves

Andy Hall has written a terrific account of the issue of arming slaves as it pertained to the state of Texas. According to documentation provided by Hall, Texas seemed to never actually take the idea of arming slaves as a serious matter.  The topic seemed to be so unthought-of in Texas, that it generally did not merit debate as Hall points out.

Also at Civil War Memory, Kevin Levin highlights state legislature resolutions of the state of North Carolina regarding the arming of slaves. This is further research accomplished in the quest to debunk the myth of the “Black Confederate.” For more information on that myth, I would direct you to Kevin’s site as it is his tireless aim to sort fiction from fact in that very concentration. 

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