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  •  and because of cotton slavery was strengthening (3+ / 0-)
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    vets74, andgarden, soothsayer99

    It was not dying out. cotton changed the equation - slaves were becoming more valuable.

    At the time of the country's founding, slavery may have been becoming uneconomical, but that was no longer true after the cotton gin was invented.

    We have to be careful, this is not a small point. New South political spin argued that the Civil War was not really about slavery, since it would have died out. The Civil War was about stopping the growth and spread of slavery, not just in the US but further south as well.

    •  Mexico eradicated slavery despite the cotton gin. (0+ / 0-)

      Meanwhile I'm sure our John Birch "Tea Party" Society righties would reestablish slavery and expand it to whites, today, if they could.

      White trash always think they're going to be the slavers.

      Angry White Males + Crooks + Personality Disorder psychos + KKKwannabes + "Unborn Child" church folk =EQ= The Republicans

      by vets74 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 05:56:27 AM PDT

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