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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 04:47 AM
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151. The Confederacy was established on the notion that slavery should be maintained
Edited on Sat Sep-19-09 04:58 AM by Selatius
The wealthy of the south stood to lose, in today's dollars, tens of billions of dollars worth of "assets" that they considered "property." When I say "assets" and "property," I mean slaves. Abraham Lincoln did not himself state that he wanted to abolish slavery, but that was quickly ignored in the aftermath of his election.

The elites who ran the South bolted, and they rallied the poor masses to take up guns for them by stoking the fires of nationalism and playing upon their ignorance.
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