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AS A BAND of conspirators, they were ultra-respectable, just a couple of hundred college lecturers, schoolteachers and small businessmen brought together by a common grievance and a common hope. But their gathering this weekend in the hill country of North Carolina has the potential to change the face of America.

South rises again and demands independence

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PEPPERMINT HARRIS was best-known for his 1951 No 1 rhythm and blues hit "I Got Loaded" (covered by everyone from Elvis Costello to Los Lobos and Terry Evans, on whose 1996 recording of the tune Ry Cooder played some excellent guitar). However, Harris was not a major player.
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