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Slavery and the American Civil War
Discussion of the role of slavery in the Civil War.
# 122337 | 1,000 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper examines whether slavery was a catalyst or a cause of the American Civil War. It further argues that slavery was more of a catalyst in leading the North and the South into conflict rather than a cause. The slave labor economy of the South is also explored in depth.

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" The conventional wisdom holds invariably that the American Civil War was caused by the refusal of the Southern political and economic leaders as well as plantation owners to abjure the institution of slavery. Their insistence on having new states admitted to the Union with legalized slavery and on their militant response to the call for abolition of this peculiar institution. (Norton Katzman Escott Chudacoff Patterson Tuttle and Brophy) However it must be recognized that slavery functioned more as a..."

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