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Evaluating a Primary Source: The South Vindicated from the Treason and Fanaticism of the Northern Abolitionists by William Drayton, 1836.
ABSTRACT: Beyond affirming James M. McPherson in Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, Drayton’s words offered more depth. His fury with abolitionists was clear as he called them “fanatics…to whom the tranquilizing chair or strait jacket is the only effective argument.” Reading Drayton’s words brought forth the zeal of his belief in sustaining slavery, something not as clear in a couple sentences from McPherson.