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The Civil War was Not Fought to Abolish Slavery

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This is a review of a new book about the British and European view of our Civil War, expressed in contemporary news and opinion articles.   They all opposed slavery very strongly, but those who supported the Southern cause believed that the North’s invasion of the Southern states had nothing to do with freeing the slaves.'The quarrel between the North and South is… solely a fiscal quarrel,” wrote Charles Dickens in 1862.  

Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature also noted that the black population of the North was generally treated as inhuman. “In scarcely any of the large cities of the North did they [blacks] escape violence” at the hand of whites. It was hardly likely, therefore, that Northern whites would fight a war and die by the hundreds of thousands purely for the benefit of black strangers, as has been taught to generations of American school children.'

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When was our government not a scam?

When were our history tales not from the Brothers Grimm?

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It's true, the Civil War was not fought by the North to abolish slavery. It was fought by the South to preserve and expand slavery.

The South wanted to expand Slavery into the Western Territories. The North was opposed. And so the South seceded, and invaded Missouri, Kansas, and New Mexico, tried to invade Colorado, and planned to invade California.

Civil War die-hards call it "The War of Northern Aggression." It started as a War of Southern Aggression.


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I read the review, not the book. I also checked out the review publisher and read part of another article. The publisher is based near UVirginia and one of its agendas appears to be to exalt the Confederacy.

Submitted on Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:50:01 PM

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