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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2006 07:38 pm
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James Longstreet wrote:  But Indy, would you not agree that slavery would have eventually died of natural causes anyway?
That sounds like a line from "Gods and Generals." Not exactly sure what it means, but it sounds like something that I believe the founders of our nation thought too, but then came the cotton gin to make slavery more profitable.

Because slavery MIGHT die at some unknown date in the future, does that mean it should have been tolerated?

The south's financial well being depended on slavery. That's the main reason they seceded. Without secession and then the war, who knows how long slavery would have lasted. Probably at least until the 20th Century, which would have put further stains on America.


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