GDG- NPs & Slavery

Tom Ryan pennmardel at
Tue Jan 3 12:03:54 CST 2012

<<No slavery, no secession  ,  no secession no war.  Those are
unassailable parts of how the war began.>>

That implies that secession could not have taken place except for the issue
of slavery.  It also implies that the North would have gone to war over
secession regardless of why it came about.

It is true, however, that slavery was the motivation for secession in this
case.  It is also true that Lincoln did not go to war over the slavery

So, who's right and whose wrong?  This argument can only go in circles.

The point is what should and should not be presented to the visitor's at
Gettysburg.  I happen to lean more to the preservation of the Union side.

Regards, Tom

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