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View Diary: I Saw "Lincoln" And Wept (297 comments)

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  •  The country was changing and the support for (3+ / 0-)

    slavery was waning in the majority of the states.  The South was looking at a country being more anti-slavery than pro.  The south only had 1/3 of the population and a third of those were slaves.  The South's whole economy depended on slavery.  The north's economy was being industrialized so slavery did not figure into the equation.  

    •  Of course it did. (0+ / 0-)

      Read any of the documents and speeches from the leaders of the confederacy.

      Elsewhere in the replies to this diary, I posted just one of many examples.

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:03:47 AM PST

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