Old South Literary Society Debates
SCORE AFTER 4 DEBATES:
Sam Houston Society
The Stonewall Society—John Anderson, Josh Curtis, Jason Gault, Corrina Kyle, Hunter Sims
The Longhorn Society—Tyson Basora, Cole Dickerson, Catherine Hejtmanek, Heidi Wilson
The Sam Houston Society—Katie Boyd, Than Dossman, Jewellee Kuentsler, Richard Schofield
*because the Longhorn and Sam Houston Societies only have four members each compared to five members in the Stonewall Society, they began the contest with 1/2 win apiece.
Debate #1 (Friday, September 9): Was the southern slave labor system efficient?
Stonewall Society argues the affirmative
Longhorn Society argues the negative
The Longhorn Society won this debate with a close vote of 10 to 9.
Debate #2 (Friday, September 16): What crop was more important to the Old South, cotton or tobacco?
Longhorn Society argues cotton
Sam Houston Society argues tobacco
The Sam Houston Society won this debate with a vote of 11 to 5.
Debate #3 (Friday, September 23): What commodity was more important to the Old South, corn or livestock?
Stonewall Society argues corn
Sam Houston Society argues livestock
The Stonewall Society won this debate with a vote of 11 to 10.
Debate #4 (Friday, October 24): Was the code of honor ultimately a benefit or detriment to the Old South?
Longhorn Society argues benefit
Stonewall Society argues detriment
The Stonewall Society won this debate with a vote of 10 to 9.
Debate #5 (Friday, November 4) Was the Old South truly hospitable?
Sam Houston Society argues affirmative
Stonewall Society argues negative
(Friday, November 11) Is modern day
Stonewall Society argues Old South
Longhorn Society argues Old West
Sam Houston Society argues Old Northeast