In the discussion thread: How long would slavery had lasted if the South decided NOT to secede? [View all]
Response to MrScorpio (Original post)
Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:24 AM
1-Old-Man (2,665 posts)
9. As slavery died out in the south east it moved west. Canada and water would stop it eventually.
By the time of the cowardly attack on Fort Sumpter, which only had provisions for two days at the time of the attack and the attacker knew that if he waited 2 days the Fort would have been surrendered without a fight, the slave trade in Virginia, for instance, had turned into a slave breeding operation not a slave use operation. The main problem was that the land where slavery was first used wasn't very good for growing the crop that slavery was used on. That crop was rice, not the fabled cotton. Coastal Carolina, coastal Georgia, not so good for rice, but as the trade headed to the Mississippi River rice flourished and slaves were in demand. The fights to move the trade west are well documented. Unfortunately most people get all of their civil war information in grade school and the fantasized stories that are told there in the name of history are a disgrace.
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|Spider Jerusalem||Oct 2012||#4|
As slavery died out in the south east it moved west. Canada and water would stop it eventually.
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