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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2006 07:54 pm
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Albert Sailhorst
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Thanks, jaaval!

The slavery discussion in here was getting too heated and uncivil for my tastes!

But, for my two-cents, the issue of slavery was NOT the MAIN issue for either side. Racism in the north was just as bad (i.e New York Draft riots). For people to poke sticks at one another over being a current Southerner or current Northerner is kind of a moot issue at this point in American history anyway.

Additionally, with the average slave costing around $250 (as per the book "River Run Red") it is doubtful that an average Southerner could afford to purchase one, let alone clothe, feed and house one; thus, many slaves were owned by few.

Thanks!

Albert Sailhorst, Scott's TN Battery

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