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Others because the immediate enemy--Northerners--was a more tangible threat than the political power of the planter class. But at first, that wasn't a huge issue. That changed later on with conscription, the "Twenty Negro Law" in part, tied to the fear of slave rebellion , and the hiring of substitutes who were mostly poor. And throughout the war, desertion was a constant challenge for southern armies. Eventually, the Confederacy would try to limit some of the class tensions that were hampering the war effort, but even after, they were always a factor.
By playing to their basest, most irrational anxieties, masters suc- cessfully used racism to push reluctant poor whites into an unsustainable war. Moreover, many of these men, who oftentimes lived hand to mouth during slavery, actually looked forward to the prospect of making a steady wage in the Confederate military [ Some simply concluded that allying with the powerful master class was in their best interest.
Yet another often-overlooked incentive for antebellum era men to join the armed forces was the historic precedent of the government granting land to veterans [ And once the war actually began, slaveholders could shift their campaign of racial hysteria into a campaign about honor and patriotism. And poor white men, who had spent most of their lives without a sense of honor, finally found a way to feel valued by their society. By protecting their homes, families, and communities, poor whites were able to elevate their social status.
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Apologies for the length, my reply got away from me. Thank you. I've got to get up early tomorrow for a flight, so I don't have time to properly respond at the moment, but this was by far the most thoughtful and useful response I've heard to this question, and I've read many books on the civil war, but most of what I've read is from the perspective of and about the educated elite north or south - most recently, I read Trudeau's "Like Men of War" and I think before that, Grant's memoirs.