No Doubt Slavery Led to War

Many people still believe that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, but about something totally different. They can’t fathom that the citizens of southern states were willing to fight and die to preserve a morally repugnant institution. Some argue the cause of the war was economic. The North was industrial and the South was agrarian. Is this what brought both sides to war? Or was it because the South believed strongly in preserving states rights? Colonel Ty Seidule, professor of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, debunks all these beliefs. “The evidence is clear and overwhelming,” says Seidule. “Slavery was, by a wide margin, the single-most important cause of the Civil War for both sides.” Seidule elaborates in this edition of Prager University.

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2 thoughts on “No Doubt Slavery Led to War

  1. Then why did 50,000 soldiers desert from the Union Army when the emancipation Proclamation was announced?

    Why was the North almost bankrupted when it lost the tariff revenues it got from the South (which was why Lincoln had to impose an illegal income tax, and even that didn’t work) when the Southern states seceded?

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