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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2013 03:21 am
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Texas Defender

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  As I've said before, people have to function in the times and societies that they are born into. As I've said before, Jefferson Davis' beliefs were typical, not radical, for a white man living in the southern states in the 19th Century.

  If you had told Mr. Davis in 1860 that the: "Leading country" in the world at that time, Great Britain, had abolished slavery in the 1830s, he might have answered that that didn't stop the British from buying southern cotton. So, once again, economic considerations trumped moralistic ones.

  Mr. Davis might have added that if most Americans in the late 18th Century had been content to be ruled by what those in Great Britain thought, then Americans in those times would have been content to remain British colonists, and there would not have been a United States of America.

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