Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Member of the Year
- Feb 20, 2005
- Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
Serious answer: At one time I fully believed the Civil War was about ANYTHING other than slavery. After years of reading and research, I no longer hold that opinion.Serious question: have you considered that they saw the situation differently than you do? Every time I read one of your posts, you are imposing your frame of reference and your understanding on them, and I would suggest that the reverse should be true if you're going to understand these men.
I am imposing my understanding on the participants of the time because at one time I simply believed what men told me they believed. Evidence in the form of historical fact suggests they believed what they wanted to believe instead of trying to understand the causes and beliefs of the time of the Civil War.
I understand your concern about my understanding of the men of the time. But you should not concern your beliefs with my own understanding.