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 Posted: Wed Apr 29th, 2009 10:20 pm
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ole wrote: Did blacks fight for the Americans in the ARW? They probably fought for the Confederacy for the same reasons. By the same token, many fled the South for the same reasons they fled to the British.
Of course there were some. To say there were none is foolish. To use those that did to prove that slavery was benevolent and flowery and lovely is equally foolish.

I agree entirely, but I think that idealizing the North and demonizing the South is equally as foolish. The fact that some blacks did fight for the South, how many I don't suppose we'll ever know, does well to show how incredibly diverse the reasons that men went to war were.

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