Not Everyone Supported Secession in South Carolina

At least 57% of the state’s population took no part in the secession debates that led South Carolina out of the Union and the festivities that followed on December 20, 1860.

Map Based on Slave Census of 1860

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  • Lee Dec 20, 2010

    Yeah, given that 57% figure, there’s no small irony in the “We, the people of the state of South Carolina” that began the Declaration of Secession!

  • Nat Turners Son Dec 20, 2010

    Well of course since women and slaves could not vote.

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