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Offline Chris M

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Lincoln thought about buying slaves' freedom
« on: March 5, 2008, 02:00 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,335189,00.html

Interesting read, and as a historian the possibility is absolutely fascinating.   I don't think it would have worked though.  The war wasn't just about slavery, it was about the right of a state to secede or nullify a federal that they felt hurt their economy or did nothing to serve their states best interest.
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