Southern History Series: Gov. John Jones Pettus on Black Republicanism and Mississippi Secession

Mississippi had to secede from the Union to avoid becoming a blighted land cursed with free negro morals which would be a cesspool of vice, crime and infamy

Southern History Series: Mississippi Secession Commissioner William L. Harris Addresses the Georgia Secession Convention

Mississippi seceded from the Union to protect a government based on equality of rights secured to White men in equal sovereign states