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  •  That's just southern apologetics. (1+ / 0-)
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    The war was very much about slavery, just not always about the obvious moral aspect.  There were many northern interests who opposed slavery for economic reasons (unions and laborers, religious groups who felt work stengthens the spirit), who might not care about AAs so much.

    The Civil War was about slavery, no question about it.  In fact the first state to leave (south carolina) lists a litany of reasons for leaving in the document, all dealing with disrespect over slavery. They were tired of northerners disprespecting their way of life (specifically slavery).

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