cause of the civil war

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  1. Eleanor Rose

    Should the Founders Be Blamed for the Civil War?

    Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison. The American Civil War is at the heart of the mid-19th century and this forum has numerous threads dedicated to how our Victorian friends dealt with it. I recently enjoyed a visit to Montpelier and since have enjoyed contemplating some of James...
  2. wbull1

    Lincoln Quote?

    When discussing the causes of the Civil War, I am often told Lincoln's goal was to collect taxes and tariffs from the South. This is often accompanied by the claim, Lincoln said so. However, although I have asked for a reference for - Lincoln said so - nobody so far has been able to produce a...
  3. Cody C. Engdahl

    I got so frustrated arguing over what the war was about that I published a short handbook.

    It's brief, but I wanted it to be a quick pocket reference for the next time I get cornered into a "It wasn't about slavery" debate.