Friday, August 28, 2020

Perpetuating Sectionalism

 Paperback Louisiana Legacy : A History of the State National Guard Book

Louisiana’s tragic experience in defeat and Reconstruction produced a remarkable carpetbag governor, Henry Clay Warmoth of Illinois. One of his most notable utterances was “I don’t pretend to be honest . . . I only pretend [to be as] honest as anybody in politics . . . why, damn it, everybody is demoralized down here. Corruption is the fashion.” It has been noted that Warmoth amassed a million dollar fortune while governor with a salary of $8,000 per year.

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  1. I wonder if McArthur treated the Japanese they way he did because of how the North treated the South?

    1. I wouldn't know and haven't heard this before. Thanks.