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Thread #104395   Message #2138886
Posted By: Riginslinger
02-Sep-07 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Bobert - Yes, you're right about all of that. I was just trying to make the point that the South probably would have faired better if they had sued for some kind of peace right after their early victories instead of allowing themselves to be drug into an extended conflict where the industrial North had all of the advantages.
                   One thing that's always bothered me is, why would poor southerners who had nothing to gain from slavery, and, in fact were economically punished by the existance of the institution, fight so hard to perserve it?