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Old 04-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Raiderhader View Post
No, that is just your spin on it. Truth of the matter is that slavery was slowly dying out any way. It was not THE reason the war was fought. It was just the one that has always received the most publicity due to the nature of what it is.

History is written by the victors. Freeing slaves puts a polish on the victors' side that is hard to argue with. And tends to lend to the forgetting of other issues and aspects.
It was the most significant cause of the division between the north and south. It was the most tense, most divisive issue the United States has ever had to deal with. Alexis de Tocqueville knew in the early 1800s that there was going to be a continued drift between the states because of the slavery issue.

Whether you think slavery's 'slow death' was inevitable is your own opinion that you have to hypothesize. Whether you think such a massive injustice is tolerable until that final death is a statement of your values. You're free to have either one.

But you're not free to minimize the role of slavery in ultimately causing the Civil War. It's not just ignorance, but a fueled ignorance.
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