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Re: “If the Confederacy had won, slavery would have continued in the South

This much is true...had the CSA won the war, slavery would have continued. To what extent, we will never know. Let's be honest, I've read all the comments; with few of them addressing the issue in the title. It's always like that with any argument that lends room for discussion. Many people instead of addressing the issue want to put forth their own agenda as someone so eloquently pointed out. When the CSA was formed, the profits for slaves were at its highest. Furthermore, slavery was the economic backbone of its economy; hence, it would be pointless to abolish slavery any time soon. What, do you honestly believe that white planners would've went to the fields and picked their own cotton??!! Or at the very least, pay their property wages to pick cotton Sarcasm of course. The only other time whereas there was talk of slavery dying out in America was in the 1790's. Manumission laws were taking hold when Tobacco was on its way out as a viable cash crop. As for the issue, there has been confirmed evidence that the South had ideas for expanding into S.America and cutting into the slave markets there. Presumably, slavery would've persisted for as long as there was a need for it or economically viable. If need be, it's possible that the South could have switched from being Agricultural to being more like the Industrialized North. Even then, who's to say that slaves wouldn't have been needed to make the system function? In closing, for those that persist that the Civil War was not about slavery, I strongly urge that you read the declarations of Succession for the 11 states that left the union with particular attention to SOUTH CAROLINA (especially), GEORGIA, TEXAS, AND MISSISSIPPI. They all allude and even reference to slavery more so than States rights, taxes, etc. Time to get real people. All those other aspects came after the war when SOUTHERNERS TRYING TO ROMANTICIZE THE WAR AND HOW IT LOST BEGAN REFERRING TO IT AS THE LOST CAUSE!

Posted by Champion1923 on June 24, 2015 at 6:48 PM
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