Slavery and the Civil War: Not What You Think
In the April 10, 2011, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. defined the Civil War ... North's views on slavery. So yes, the South clearly fought to defend slavery as a means of protecting their sordid economic system and way of life, but they did ...
The Hunley: Zeroing in on what caused Civil War submarine's sinking
(CNN)-- Born and built amid gray-cloaked secrecy during the American Civil War ... and South Carolina governments have contributed an estimated $9 million or so between them on the recovery, lab and research. The Hunley, considered a spoil of war, is ...
What was America thinking during the final year of the Civil War?
When the Civil War began, many people on both sides thought it would be just a little spot of bother. There was no way it could last since one side – the North or the South – would easily ... a referendum on the war. Did Lincoln think he might lose?
Was the Civil War actually about slavery?
If the slave states remained within the Union, the Republicans would not have the majorities in Congress to adopt their antislavery policies. And if the South ... was the North committed to emancipation. Only then did the purpose of the Civil War expand ...
What if the South had won the Civil War?
Read Chuck Thompson' s book, and you may well conclude, as I have ... south so they can feel superior. All true, Thompson admits, but come election time, the new, modern southerners who aren’t obsessed with indignity of losing the Civil War find ...