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Title: Stop Denying It: the Civil War Was About Slavery
Post by: George on March 02, 2011, 02:47:10 PM
Quoting from the article...

(Newser) – We’re approaching the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s beginning, and at a time like this, we can’t afford to forget its real cause. “There remains enormous denial over the fact that the central cause of the war was our national disagreement about race and slavery, not states' rights or anything else,” writes EJ Dionne for the Washington Post. To wit, the Confederacy's vice president said in a key 1861 speech that the “proper status of the Negro in our form of civilization" was "the immediate cause of the late rupture. Our new government's ... cornerstone rests upon the great truth that the Negro is not equal to the white man."

Read the rest of the story at the link below...

http://www.newser.com/story/108362/stop-denying-it-the-civil-war-was-about-slavery.html?utm_source=keyword&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20101227 (http://www.newser.com/story/108362/stop-denying-it-the-civil-war-was-about-slavery.html?utm_source=keyword&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20101227)