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 Posted: Tue Jul 11th, 2006 02:55 pm
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Location: Boston, MA - Jessica
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I agree with you.  Of course Northerners have told their story as victors and in part due to slavery, Southerners have not  had that opportunity.  In essence, slavery has given the South a bad name.  I think this is ridiculous personally.  While yes, slavery may not be right, at one point, it probably was quite necessary.  Without it, who knows what would have happened to the mainly agricultural South of the time.  What I didn't realize until college was how small of a percentage of Southerners actually owned slaves.  Aside from that, the South was not a wealth of industry and they were not as well connected by rails as the North.  In all, it was a totally different time, and if we get stuck in this modern day mindset, none of it will ever make sense.  Jake, you make a lot of sense to me.  Thanks for your opinions and comments.

Jessie  :)

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