- Aug 16, 2019
Since we all know tariffs imposed on the south were the real cause of the war, why is there no mention of it after the war by former Confederates? There was lots of hatred toward freed slaves but not much about the tyranny of tariffs. Was the issue resolved at Appomattox and just not entered into the record? Maybe that is what the Hampton Roads Conference was for but Lincoln kept it secret. Can anyone shine any light on this? It is all very peculiar.