LYNCHING: New Gentry

Long years ago, there were in the South two "mountains of conceit" with a "valley of humility" in between. The mountains were Virginia and South Carolina; the valley was North Carolina.

Now, North Carolina has risen into a mountain of industrial pride, where cotton is transformed into sheets and pillowcases, where tobacco is fed into billions of cigaret papers, where skyscrapers in Winston-Salem and Greensboro grow fast. Virginia retains much of its old aristocracy. Industry progresses along with female academies. South Carolina seems to have become the "valley." Charleston, which many times...

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