GDG- NPs & Slavery

John Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Tue Jan 3 19:48:09 CST 2012



Tom Ryan <pennmardel at mchsi.com> wrote:

>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Dennis,
>
>The issue as I understand it in this discussion is what should be presented
>to the public in the introductory material at Gettysburg.  My sense is that
>what is there now is skewed too heavily toward slavery.  My preference is to
>present the battle more in the context of holding the Union together.
>
>Beyond that, the discussion of slavery becomes more than a little esoteric.
>
>Regards, Tom
>
>--------------------------------
>
>Hello,
>
>I am not arguing  whether not Lincoln could have  have chosen another
>method to react to secession.  I'm not arguing Lincoln did not go to
>war to preserve the union.   I am simply stating the  historical fact
>that secession was caused by slavery and war was the result.
>
>It is impossible to have any discussion of the causes of the war or
>the cause secession without the inclusion of slavery.
>
>The indisputable point is  slavery was the cause of secession which
>was the cause of the war.
>
>The other what-ifs do not apply to that.
>
>
>Take Care
>
>Dennis
>
>
>
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