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 Posted: Thu Aug 17th, 2006 04:44 pm
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naakke wrote: Look back at 1860, who had the problem with status quo?  The radical abolitionists of New England.  Who was the aggressor in pushing an agenda?  I would say it was the same.  I do not think I can blame the plantation owners for being reactionary.  Their way of life was under threat, they were having to face a very different life than that of their fathers and grandfathers.  I am not saying their way of life was right or acceptable, I am saying they felt threatened and reacted the way they saw fit.

 

So it still comes down to slavery. What percentage of New Englanders would you say were radical abolitionists?

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