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TxTiger82
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The War of Northern Aggression was about economics.


The economics of slavery.


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TxTiger82
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re: Liberal Revisionist History myths
The ironic part about the OP is most of his "facts" are in fact revisionism.


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CarrolltonTiger
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Inefficient?


Yes, inefficient, that is why it was dying out when it competed with free labor. The only reason slavery existed was a labor shortage.

Something can be large and still inefficient.

In the border states like Maryland and kentucky the greatest profit from slavery was selling those slaves to the Deep south. It was a continual process of shrinking in the face of free labor. The real question was how to unload the investment.


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No excuse at all.



No excuse, just the reality of the time.


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The great patriots in New England had threatened secession in 1812, when the war with the British was against their regional financial interest.



It's amazing how little the Hartford Convention gets mentioned. New England was dangerously close to seceding.


RollTide1987
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Yes, inefficient, that is why it was dying out when it competed with free labor. The only reason slavery existed was a labor shortage.



It wasn't dying out at all. In fact, by 1860, the institution was booming.

In 1849, slaves were pumping out 106 million lbs. of tobacco a year. By 1859, that figure had gone up to 347 million lbs.

They were producing $60 million worth of sugar in 1849. That number was $180 million in 1859.

They were pumping out 2.5 million bales of cotton a year in 1849, by 1859 that number had increased to 4.5 million bales.

The average price of a slave was also at an all-time high by 1859-60. While your average slave went for around $600 at market in 1845, the price had increased to around $1,400 in 1860. If slavery were a dying institution as you say, that price would have gone down instead of up.

In 1850 the South was bringing in just under $100 million a year in cotton exports. Ten years later...that number was north of $200 million.

So yeah....hardly a dying institution.



RollTide1987
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It's amazing how little the Hartford Convention gets mentioned. New England was dangerously close to seceding.



And it was so unpopular with the rest of the United States that it completely killed the Federalist Party.



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Roaad
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Revisionist History Myth #2: The civil war was about slavery.
That is a fact, not a myth.



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RollTide1987
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No excuse, just the reality of the time.



It's a good thing we had a civil war then, isn't it?



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The only reason slavery existed was a labor shortage.
A free labor shortage.

The South was full of poor Scottish immigrants that would have done the work. They just would have demanded a wage of some sort.


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CarrolltonTiger
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It wasn't dying out at all. In fact, by 1860, the institution was booming.


No it wasn't.

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The average price of a slave was also at an all-time high by 1859-60.


Inflation and a ban on importation, that is why so many were being sold south, they couldn't compete with free labor and their value was in the shrinking plantation lands not in the lands developing with free labor.





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re: Liberal Revisionist History myths
At that time, the Irish had all but replaced slaves for canal projects in New Orleans. The slaves were too valuable. As the massive waves of immigrants continued to arrive, slavery would have died off as the labor shortage was brought to an end.


Roaad
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No it wasn't.
Fact.

Slavery was on it's last legs.

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Inflation and a ban on importation
yup

Trans-Atlantic slave trade was banned in 1808. Or was it 06?


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Blue Velvet
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It's a good thing we had a civil war then, isn't it?
Seek help.


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Roaad
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At that time, the Irish had all but replaced slaves for canal projects in New Orleans. The slaves were too valuable. As the massive waves of immigrants continued to arrive, slavery would have died off as the labor shortage was brought to an end.
Correct, and from an emotionally detached perspective, that may have been the better course of action.

However, the moral imperative was too great


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RollTide1987
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No it wasn't.



Yes, it was. There was a cotton boom going on at the time. It had started in 1840 and, by 1860, the South was producing half of the world's cotton.

In 1860, almost one-third of all Southern families owned slaves. In Mississippi and South Carolina it approached one half. The total number of slave owners was 385,000 (including, in Louisiana, some free Negroes). As for the number of slaves owned by each master, 88% held fewer than twenty, and nearly 50% held fewer than five.

For comparison's sake, let it be noted that in the 1950s, only 2% of American families owned corporation stocks equal in value to the 1860 value of a single slave. Thus, slave ownership was much more widespread in the South than corporate investment was in 1950s America.

On a typical plantation (more than 20 slaves) the capital value of the slaves was greater than the capital value of the land and implements.

Slavery was profitable, although a large part of the profit was in the increased value of the slaves themselves. With only 30% of the nation's (free) population, the South had 60% of the "wealthiest men." The 1860 per capita wealth in the South was $3,978; in the North it was $2,040.

This is all information from the 1860 census.


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Revisionist History Myth #1: FDR was a great president who ended the great depression with the New Deal.

Fact: FDR was a power hungry tyrant who exploded the size and scope of government and prolonged the depression with the new deal.


Woodrow Wilson, a sorry arse Repub, was just as guilty and helped lay the foundation...

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Revisionist History Myth #2: The civil war was about slavery.

Fact: The civil war was about state's rights and the south seceded because they were worried about the ever growing reach of the federal government.


Slavery was one of the issues, so that became the focus as the years passed.

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Revisionist History Myth #3: JFK was a liberal hero who championed liberal values.

Fact: JFK was a fiscal conservative who would not find room in the democrat party today. He advocated for deep tax cuts, something that democrats to this day do not want to hear about and downplay


This is correct.

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Revisionist History Myth #4: Ronald Reagan was all for open borders and amnesty.

Fact: Reagan passed amnesty in exchange for tight border security and a closed border. But democrats with their typical Lucy & The Football ways never followed through on the border security part


Correct. There is plenty to bash RR over (war on drugs) but this isn't one of them.

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Revisionist History Myth #5: Democrats passed the civil rights act.

Fact: Republicans passed the civil rights act.


Incorrect. Dems fought it, then when they realized the population backed the Repub stance, they "evolved" then voted for it. At the time, Repubs didn't have enough votes to get their way.

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Revisionist History Myth #6: The Great Society was meant to help the poor and less fortunate.

Fact: LBJ passed the Great Society to keep minorities, now with full rights under the Civil Rights Act, as a permanent voting bloc of the democrat party.


Actually, this was FDR's original vision...


RollTide1987
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Though I do not doubt slavery would have eventually died. It was a finite institution that had a limited profit margin. Though I personally think it would have lasted into the 20th Century, dying out completely by 1920 or so. World War I would have officially killed it.




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RollTide1987
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re: Liberal Revisionist History myths
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Woodrow Wilson, a sorry arse Repub, was just as guilty and helped lay the foundation...



Woodrow Wilson was a Democrat.

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Incorrect. Dems fought it, then when they realized the population backed the Repub stance, they "evolved" then voted for it. At the time, Repubs didn't have enough votes to get their way.



Democrats still needed Republican votes to pass the Civil Rights Act. Had it not been for Republican support of the bill it would have never passed.



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TrueTiger
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re: Liberal Revisionist History myths
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Woodrow Wilson, a sorry arse Repub, was just as guilty and helped lay the foundation...




Check again. Woody was a Demo.


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