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 Posted: Mon Feb 27th, 2012 01:46 pm
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BHR62 wrote: I didn't say politics had nothing to do with it. But to say, as was mentioned, that it was only about politics is pure BS.

Do you seriously think the slave owners in the border states thought they would be able to keep their slaves once the war ended? Everybody knew that the Proclamation meant the entire country. It was just a matter of time.


The border states thought they would be compensated for their slaves.

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