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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2011 12:27 am
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pender wrote:
IMO, I don't see how you can argue democracy. When the majority of the southern population is forced to stay in the union at the point of a bayonet. The majority of the south clearly wanted out of the union.

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A majority of white Southerners, maybe. When you consider the four millions of newly emancipated freedmen and the significant numbers of Southern Unionists, the majority of Southerners might have been perfectly fine staying in the Union.

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