The Devil's Lane Analysis

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The Devil’s Lane causes the reader to look past straightforward history and delve into the complexities of early southern society. By doing this the reader then no longer sees the south as a place of war and strict politics, but instead a heavy mixture of race and sex. One can now see that interracial laws were not preventative action but instead a way to punish those who loved another or freed slaves wanted to better their standing. Or they could see how quickly the public could change their minds on who has their rights and who is not. The book also shows how quickly things could be changed for the benefit of another. I agree with these conclusions because you can see them throughout history and in modern society. While the book mostly went
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