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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2012 02:35 am
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in freehling's books on the secession crises, he makes the excellent point that the lower south had to do *something* to keep the upper south 'in line'.

the history of states abolishing slavery shows that the emancipation movement gains enough momentum to win as slave-owning drops to 10% of the population.

the upper south, due to slave sales farther south and immigration, is fast approaching the 10% threshhold in 1860.

this accounts for the frenzy of attempts at such things as re-opening the international slave trade, enslaving all free blacks and expansion into central america and the carribean...

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