[Marxism] Black Hillbilly - or - What you really know about the Upper South?

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 02:44:39 MDT 2016


http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2015/02/eric-s-blog/black-hillbilly-or-what-you-really-know-about-the-upper-south-.html


The fiddle and the banjo soon made their way to the mountains of the *Upper
South
<https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Upper-South/188261864572632?ref=br_tf>*
where
they were played at barn dances and frolics by free men. Although it’s
probably a widely held assumption that free blacks all hightailed it to the
*North,* most actually remained in the *South*. Many free black southerners
came from the *Caribbean
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/caribbean/page1.html> *or had lived in *France
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/france/page1.html>*’s* La Louisiane
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_%28New_France%29>, *where blacks
were free until it was purchased by the *US
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/usa/page1.html>*. Even more were freed
former slaves who either elected to remain or were unable to leave. In
1860, 84% lived not in the *Deep South
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/Deep-South/page1.html>*, however, but in
the hilly *Upper South
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/Upper-South/page1.html>* (*Arkansas
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/arkansas/page1.html>*,*Kentucky
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/kentucky/page1.html>*, *Missouri
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/missouri/page1.html>*, *North Carolina
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/north-carolina/page1.html>*, *Tennessee
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/tennessee/page1.html>*, and *Virginia
<http://www.amoeba.com/blog/tags/virginia/page1.html>*).



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