Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    ..I haven’t kept up on my Tv viewing…is some Tv personality claiming that slavery wasn’t a cause of the Civil War..or is this a sarcastic view to where television is leading us to…

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 6 years ago

    It started with Virginia declaring a day to promote the history of the confederacy, with no mention of slavery.

  3. lincolnhyde

    lincolnhyde said, over 6 years ago

    FWIW, the actual proximate cause was Northern states wishing to tax exports of cotton to Britain - they wanted all of the cotton as raw material for manufacturing. The Emancipation Proclamation was a late ploy by Abraham Lincoln to prevent Britain from entering the war on the side of the South.

  4. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 6 years ago

    Actually, Varnes, it was Bob McDonnell, not the whole state, that made that proclamation (which ranks up there with “James Earl Ray Day”). I’m from Virginia, and I’m not Confederate; I’m American.

  5. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    …so…slavery wasn’t an issue with the Civil War,then?..

  6. Arghhgarrr

    Arghhgarrr GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    So lincolnhyde while economics may have had its role, you are forgetting the decade long debates and actual fighting in some western states, over which states could join the Union, depending on whether they permitted slavery or not. Slavery was a very key contentious issue at that time and was a definite factor in the war as any reading of the newspapers from that time would prove. Yes, Lincoln did want to preserve the Union, and was at first reluctant to free the southern slaves because he thought it would hamper those efforts, but the issue of slavery had more to do with the start of the Civil War than any economic issues did.

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