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Old 06-04-2019, 03:48 PM
Wesley Clark is offline
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Originally Posted by WillFarnaby View Post
That happened literally nowhere, but cool story.
That is what happened though.

Slavery was abolished in a lot of states and nations before the civil war, usually via passing a law in the legislature, a court decision or the drafting of a new constitution.

In each situation slave owners were given a choice after the law was changed. Let your slaves go, or we will send people with guns to take your slaves.

Granted it wasn't nearly as violent as the civil war, but it worked.

And the south in the US is so morally backwards that they never would've voluntarily abolished slavery, at least not until the 20th century. Relying on them to do what the rest of the civilized world did and abolish slavery via a new constitution, or a legislative act, or a supreme court as wasn't going to happen.
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