Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Debates Forum

Debates Forum

  1. 17 Jan '11 04:15
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/07/AR2011010703178.html?nav=hcmodule

    Five myths about why the South seceded

    By James W. Loewen
    Sunday, January 9, 2011; 12:00 AM

    1. The South seceded over states' rights.
    2. Secession was about tariffs and taxes.
    3. Most white Southerners didn't own slaves, so they wouldn't secede for slavery.
    4. Abraham Lincoln went to war to end slavery.
    5. The South couldn't have made it long as a slave society.
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    17 Jan '11 04:19
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/07/AR2011010703178.html?nav=hcmodule

    Five myths about why the South seceded

    By James W. Loewen
    Sunday, January 9, 2011; 12:00 AM

    1. The South seceded over states' rights.
    2. Secession was about tariffs and taxes.
    3. Most white Southerners didn't own slaves, so they wouldn't secede for ...[text shortened]... oln went to war to end slavery.
    5. The South couldn't have made it long as a slave society.
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=Five_myths_about_why_the_South_seceded&threadid=137058
  3. 17 Jan '11 20:52
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=Five_myths_about_why_the_South_seceded&threadid=137058
    wut