Out With The Old Union, In With The New Union

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Correct, it was peculiar as an institution to the South.
Again no........as it wasn't limited to the south at all......not in 1776.....not in 1800...and not in 1860 as already shown 9 Union states had slaves......but as also shown chattel slavery wasn't even unique or peculiar to the United States. As it had existed for 1000's of years.
 

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Again no........as it wasn't limited to the south at all......not in 1776.....not in 1800...and not in 1860 as already shown 9 Union states had slaves......but as also shown chattel slavery wasn't even unique or peculiar to the United States. As it had existed for 1000's of years.
Even if true(it is not),slaves existed in the United States, only in the South was it institutionalized. That slaves existed in the North was not the cause of secession and war, but that it existed as an institution in the Union demarcated by the Compromise of 1820.
 
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Even if true(it is not),slaves existed in the United States, only in the South was it institutionalized. That slaves existed in the North was not the cause of secession and war, but that it existed as an institution in the Union demarcated by the Compromise of 1820.
Actually again no, it was no more institutionalized in southern then Union states.....it's a rather absurd myth southern slavery was somehow worse then northern slavery....or colonial slavery....or world slavery.

Chattel slaves were property...they were bought and sold...had been done for centuries. It was neither unique nor originated in the south, the US, nor even North America.
 

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Actually again no, it was no more institutionalized in southern then Union states.....it's a rather absurd myth southern slavery was somehow worse then northern slavery....or colonial slavery....or world slavery.

Chattel slaves were property...they were bought and sold...had been done for centuries. It was neither unique nor originated in the south, the US, nor even North America.
Again, even if what you note were completely true(which it is not), the existence of slavery anywhere else in the world, had nothing to do with the Southern decision to secede.
 
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Again, even if what you note were completely true(which it is not), the existence of slavery anywhere else in the world, had nothing to do with the Southern decision to secede.
Completely a red herring, as I never said it did. All I said was southern slavery was hardly unique, as it wasn't, it was simply a continuation of US slavery, which a continuation of colonial slavery, which was a continuation of old world slavery. There's little need to try pretend it was anything other then what it was, which was a continuation of a practice that had existed for centuries.
 
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