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jp: the idea being that Northerners were descended from the Puritan Roundheads, who were descended from Anglo-Saxon commoners while Southerners were descended from English Cavaliers, descended from the Norman nobility .. the latter "distinguished, in its earliest history, for its warlike and fearless character, a race, in all time since, renowned for its gallantry, its honor, its gentleness, and its intellect" [anon 'letter to editor', 1861]

I recall there were (are?) alots of Scotch Irish folks down South - not exactly "nobility". Drunks and brawlers. What came to be called "poor White Trash" (PWT) But Protestant. I know about these things. I are one.

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