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Old 12-06-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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In the context of the American Civil War, the border states were slave states that did not declare their secession from the United States before April 1861. Four slave states never declared a secession: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri, and four others did not declare secession until after the 1861 Battle of Fort Sumter: Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia—after which, they were [I]less frequently called "border states". Also included as a border state during the war is West Virginia, which broke away from Confederate Virginia and became a new state in the Union.[1][2][/i]

Its probably a matter of various scholars opinions ,but needless to say the reason that the black population drops off in areas known as the border states or the western theater of the Civil War is they did not have a heavy reliance on slaves in comparison to Mississippi.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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NC is pretty Black. TN as state is a little different, but the big cities are pretty Black. Memphis is VERY Black. VA's pretty Black also. AK is a different story.
Leave Alaska out of this!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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n the context of the American Civil War, the border states were slave states that did not declare their secession from the United States before April 1861. Four slave states never declared a secession: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri, and four others did not declare secession until after the 1861 Battle of Fort Sumter: Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia—after which, they were [I]less frequently called "border states". [/i]Also included as a border state during the war is West Virginia, which broke away from Confederate Virginia and became a new state in the Union.[1][2]
Its probably a matter of various scholars opinions ,but needless to say the reason that the black population drops off in area known as the border states of western theater of the Civil War is they did have reliance on slaves in comparison to Mississippi.
Well I stand corrected. Never heard it before.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Well I stand corrected. Never heard it before.
Yeah, but the context is extremely narrow, having nothing to do with slavery itself. Not sure why late entry into the Confederacy warrants the application of the term "border state."
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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Yeah, but the context is extremely narrow, having nothing to do with slavery itself. Not sure why late entry into the Confederacy warrants the application of the term "border state."
Yeah me neither. They aren't border states in modern times.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia are not border states. The border states are Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: USA
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that's where black americans originated
due to being the descendants of the slaves.


no offense, but this was one of the
dumbest questions on this whole site.


lol..
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Unless you aren't from this country. There is no excuse to why you wouldn't know the answer to this.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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What's funny is that you'd think everyone did know that this region of the country had the most blacks, but whenever you see "The South" referenced or portrayed in the media, they make it seem like it's nothing but whites: bubbas and good ol' boys. How often do you see today's South portrayed as the haven for black culture and affluence that it is?

I wouldn't doubt that many people think Atlanta and New Orleans are the only places you'll see a lot of us down here. Southern blacks are largely overlooked and underrepresented in American media.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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What's funny is that you'd think everyone did know that this region of the country had the most blacks, but whenever you see "The South" referenced or portrayed in the media, they make it seem like it's nothing but whites: bubbas and good ol' boys. How often do you see today's South portrayed as the haven for black culture and affluence that it is?

I wouldn't doubt that many people think Atlanta and New Orleans are the only places you'll see a lot of us down here. Southern blacks are largely overlooked and underrepresented in American media.
Great point. Outside of media specifically geared towards Blacks, you are entirely correct.
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