Here ya go.
Here ya go.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
What are you going to tell me next TurtleDude, the southern states seceded because of "states rights" and the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery? If you quote that godforsaken book "The South was Right", I quit.
states rights had as much to do with it as slavery and I bet money that most of the people who took up arms did so for their state rather than for slave owners (who weren't nearly enough to create a few dozen regiments)
You might read some of the works of one of my old professors Michael F. Holt (currently U of Va)
I believe that generalizing any group is one of the major obstacles we face today, more so than ever before. From far left to far right - I still believe that there is still that middle ground where most of us humans with all our preconceived notions and biases (we ALL have them) try to muddle through and do the best we can. I believe that most of us fall somewhere in between; perhaps leaning more to the left, or more to the right on some issues; but I don't believe that any one group is the cause nor the cure for every issue we face today.
"Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea (he was referring to the Northern idea that slavery is morally wrong); its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth."
and I am sure you have the academic credentials of Professor Holt.
so tell me, why did all those poor whites suffer hardships fighting a far better armed and bigger Union army
so some rich guy could own slaves?
did Lee fight for the confederacy because he wanted to keep blacks enslaved or because he supported his state
oh do tell since you apparently have more education on the subject than one of the leading ante-bellum historians in the entire United States
Last edited by Troubadour; 10-28-10 at 11:17 PM.
and this seems like a stretch. And I'm sorry, you don't carry yourself like much of an intellectual pro.