GDG- Causes of the Civil War

Dave Glorioso glory at zbzoom.net
Tue Jan 3 13:45:50 CST 2012


North and South had great article in past re the Secessionist meetings from the states that Seceded.
Slavery and fear of black equality was foremost on their minds.
Interesting reading.
Recommend reading if haven't and are interested in why the states seceded.

Dave

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On Jan 3, 2012, at 11:33 AM, "david ward" <dlwdaw at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> in my humble opinion, it was probably a combination of things.
> 
> dave Ward
> 
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> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I think it is an act of futility to ascribe or blame the Civil  War to any
> one thing.
> 
> Slavery.
> 
> Preserve the Unin.
> 
> States rights.;'
> 
> 
> Etc.
> 
> I am sure that in 1860/1861 if both the North and South had a  clear idea
> of what what going to develop they might have found other ways to  resolve
> the issues without going to war.
> 
> They were ignorant, arrogant, naive, and  innocent.
> 
> And when the Emancipation Proclamation came out many of the  soldiers in
> the AoP from S Ohio, S. Ind., and S Ill. threatened to mutiny or  desert.
> They certainly were NOT fighting to end slavery.
> 
> Yes, had there been no slavery I am willing to bet that there  would have
> been no war.  No need to preserve the Union and S.C. could go  back to
> arguing about Nullification.
> 
> It is  just too complicated to attribute via oversimplification to any one
> thing.
> 
> Your  Most Obedient Servant,
> Peter
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