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14-06-2016, 12:20 AM (This post was last modified: 14-06-2016 12:29 AM by Ace.)
RE: link to slavery in the secession during civil war
the entire civil war was about SLAVERY AND NOTHING ELSE

the south literally argued that their right to own slaves was being taken away......... I swear most people have no idea what rights even are, rights nothing more than a degree of freedom to do a certain thing allowed to you while other actions are limited and restrained or denied
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14-06-2016, 12:43 AM
RE: link to slavery in the secession during civil war
(14-06-2016 12:20 AM)Ace Wrote:  the entire civil war was about SLAVERY AND NOTHING ELSE

No

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14-06-2016, 08:51 AM
RE: link to slavery in the secession during civil war
Slavery was the primary focal point but not the only reason for the civil war. A whole lot of politics was thrown in the mix as well. It also was pushing who would gain control of the nation the south or the north? Prior to Lincoln getting into the presentcy South Caroline, Texas, Florida (most of the south) started decided seceding from the Union would be in their best interest.

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14-06-2016, 09:26 AM
RE: link to slavery in the secession during civil war
(14-06-2016 08:51 AM)Commonsensei Wrote:  Slavery was the primary focal point but not the only reason for the civil war. A whole lot of politics was thrown in the mix as well. It also was pushing who would gain control of the nation the south or the north? Prior to Lincoln getting into the presentcy South Caroline, Texas, Florida (most of the south) started decided seceding from the Union would be in their best interest.

That's not entirely true. Slavery was a huge intricate part of the economics of the southern plantations.

A very good portion of their economy was tied up in chattel. Plantation owners would use their slaves as breeding stock, to make more slaves. The more good slaves, the bigger the plantation. Smaller plantations sold their excess.

The main sticking issue was the investment made in that chattel (human slaves), the labor and money lost.

It should be noted that slavery really didn't end. Sure people were free, but many couldn't afford to leave. They were then charged for their food and shelter -- sure they earned a wage in the cotton or tobacco fields but those earnings were always offset by the other things.

Yes, there were grumbling by a few southern states before Lincoln was elected, but that was because of the abolitionists and the support they were gaining.

(Just an aside: I've always found it incredibly fascinating that the republicans were against slavery and the democrats were either seemingly apathetic or believed it was just fine and dandy).


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14-06-2016, 01:27 PM
RE: link to slavery in the secession during civil war
(13-06-2016 04:32 PM)carusmm Wrote:  
(13-06-2016 04:30 PM)unfogged Wrote:  Citation required

Up your A hole with your citation.

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14-06-2016, 06:16 PM
RE: link to slavery in the secession during civil war
Uh...slavery was one of the primary causes for secession, but it was not the primary reason for the war.

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14-06-2016, 06:19 PM
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(14-06-2016 09:26 AM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  (Just an aside: I've always found it incredibly fascinating that the republicans were against slavery and the democrats were either seemingly apathetic or believed it was just fine and dandy).

Republican opposition to slavery was, sadly, due to all the potential jobs that should be filled by white labor. Ending slavery...and shipping all the blacks out of the country was a very popular sentiment at the time. Sadcryface

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