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  • moses_on_wall_street moses_on_wall_street May 7, 2010 5:57 PM Flag

    Decoupleteers have it right

    Actually, slavery was protected by the US Constitution and would have continued to be had the southern states stayed in the Union. It's one of the reasons that to promote the idea that the War of Northern Aggression was all about slavery is ridiculous.

    Now let's talk about the Rum Triangle, the Yankee Clipper slave traders and the institution of slavery north of the Mason-Dixon line. Even Ulysses S. Grant had slaves (and still did even after the war) and is quoted as saying that had he thought that the war was about slavery he would have offered his sword to the South.

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