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Posted November 22, 2004
If people will take the time to really investigate the REAL reasons behind the secession of the South they will find that slavery was not the cause. Slavery did not enter into the war as an issue until after Gettysburg in 1864 when Lincoln himself declared that he would end slavery if he thought it would end the war or continue slavery if he thought it would end the war. The South was more than a location it was a way of life that the Southerner did not want to give up. Check out both sides of the War Between the States and you'll see that both sides were fighting for what they believed in. Don't let Hollywood be your History teacher.
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Posted November 24, 2010
I have read both Volumes of this book and I must say it is a amazing book and shows that States Rights were the issues of the War for Southern Independence. To Start off the book Davis speak lengthy on the subject of States Rights and the U.S. Consitution and the actions of the North (U.S.) towards the South. You will cleary see by how the North was acting towards the South. You will find what exactley the Confederate Goverment did on the issue of Fort Sumtner and what the U.S. Goverment did on the Fort Sumtner issue and also how the U.S. ignored each and every single state as a nation of its own.
in the second volume you will read how the U.S. Military acted towards citzens of Maryland when they wouldnt let the U.S Military travel through they're state to attack Southern states. You will also read how the U.S. goverment treated the state of Kentucky (my state) and its citzens with regards to wanting to stay netural during the war and the U.S. goverment not removing its tropps from the state of Kentucky which Kentucky asked for them to do. It gets worse when you read how the U.S. treated the state of Missouri much like the state of Kentucky. It really shows that it was not the matter of slavery. It was the actions of the U.S. Goverment towards the states. Really puts the myth of slavery as the issue of the war to rest.
In the Appendixes you will find the U.S. Consitution and Confederate States of America Consitution compared. Which it has both full Consitutions wrote out sentence by sentece. Also speeches of Jefferson Davis in the Senate.
If your looking for a book to see if Davis wrote about hating the black race and wanting to beat them or anything of that nature so you think you can prove somebody wrong is a converstion over the war. You will not find it in this book, and nor has Davis said such things. He speaks little about the black race in this book.
To the guy that said that this book is futher proof that Davis hated black people and never wanted to put them in a poltical postion. I pretty sure your thinking about Lincoln buddy. He has actually said that.
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Posted December 9, 2003
Davis gives so much evidence of his hatred in this book. He talks about how he favored slavery, how he didn't want black men as part of the court system, and how liberty isn't meant for black men.
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Posted April 16, 2010
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