Originally posted by Amuk
I think Abe is trying to tell you something: "One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war."
And this was after or toward the end of the war?
Kinda like everyone knows this war was to free the iraqis
Ok, let's just stop arguing, because we're not going to get anywhere because we're both pretty much close-minded on this. You've made some good points that i agree with, and I think I've made some good points, too. I now think that the reason for war changed over the years, from saving the union, to a new birth of freedom, and in the end mostly slavery.