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Tap Roots by James Street

Tap Roots by James Street

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Tap Roots

by James Street

Invincible Press, 1950, hardcover

Fair Condition, cracked hinge, wear to edges, corners, covers and spine, corners and edges rubbed and bumped, tear to rear fly-leaf (see photographs)

"Tap Roots begins in 1858 and moves to a thunderous climax in 1865. The book is based on the true story of the “free state of Jones” in which the farmers and workmen of Jones County in Mississippi decide to succeed from both the United States and the Confederacy. In this part of the South there were few if any plantations, most people worked their own farms and held no slaves and they strongly resented being required “to fight a rich man's war". The majority of settlers were also of Scots-Irish decent and did not believe in slavery, so they decided to form a Republic of free men."

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