polished Southerners most conspicuousnin American history --- Washington,nJefferson, Lee---constituted, in truth, annanomaly in the social structure of thenSouth. The few thousand wealthy landownersnwho in 1860 actually ownednthose stately mansions and more thannone hundred slaves apiece were more innthe mold of Andrew Jackson: shrewd,ntough businessmen, who saw the awesomenfertility . . .
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