Sectional Embitterment


“There is enmity between the northern and southern people”, Senator Iverson of Texas in speech to US Senate, December 4 1860


Sir, disguise the fact as you will, there is an enmity between the northern and southern people that is deep and enduring, and you never can eradicate it – never! You sit upon your side, silent and gloomy; we sit upon ours with our knit brows and portentous scowls …We are enemies as much as if we were hostile States. I believe that the northern people hate the South worse than ever the English people hated France; and I can tell my brethren over there that there is no love lost upon the part of the South.