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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:53 AM

7. Too depressing to think about too much

Would Lincoln have started a war to free the slaves rather than to protect the union from southern states leaving the union? I feel like the answer is no.

And there is still illegal slavery of various types, but it seems unlikely it would still be legal today. I assume you mean legal slavery. I don't doubt it would have maybe stayed legal until sometime around WWI to WWII though. Maybe even until the time of voting rights.

And the there's a separate question about when the US government would have forced the issue if widespread slavery, as with the pre civil war south, continued when illegal in some states.

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