Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    ..so..slavery wasn’t a Civil War issue?…

  2. ejcapulet

    ejcapulet said, over 6 years ago

    I just had a brilliant moment! The Civil War was about one thing: money.

  3. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, over 6 years ago

    …Just like every other war, ejcapulet.

    And money only as a vehicle for universal human greed, arrogance, cruelty, and general stupidity.

  4. herdleader1953

    herdleader1953 said, over 6 years ago

    3hourtour. For some people it was. For some people it wasn’t. If leaving slavery alone would have averted the Civil War then Lincoln would have left it alone. Many people in the North could not have cared less about the status of blacks in the South. After several crushing defeats in the early days of the war a lot of Northerners were talking about just letting the South go. Lincoln needed a major victory like Gettysburg to solidify Northern support for the continuation of the war. That’s why the Emancipation Proclamation was made only after a couple of years of warfare.

  5. Ladyhawk

    Ladyhawk said, over 6 years ago

    Also, verify your history. The fact is the Emancipation Proclamation did not free ALL the slaves.

  6. said, over 6 years ago

    @ ldyhwkd,

    So not all of the slaves were freed? If that is true, then what happened to the slaves that were not freed? Why are there no (legally kept) slaves in the USA today if not all of the slaves were freed?

  7. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 6 years ago

    ldyhwkd, you might want to read a little about Lincoln; his Peoria speech pretty much spelled out his anti-slavery views. He didn’t end all slavery in one fell swoop because he didn’t want to rule as a dictator; nevertheless, he worked to eventually end slavery in the entire US, his work spanning from the Emancipation Proclamation to the the passing of the 13th Amendment.

  8. Badto Thebone

    Badto Thebone said, over 6 years ago

    Ejcapulet is correct. The civil war was really about money. The North was mostly manufacturing and the South was mostly agricultural. The North wanted high prices for finished goods and low prices for raw material plus they wanted the South to only trade with them. The South wanted low prices for finished good and high prices for raw materials plus they wanted to trade with England and other countries. In the end wars are only fought for three reasons money, religion, or land. The slavery issue was used motivate Northerners and the States Rights was used the motivate Southerners. You always have to find some reason to “rouse the rabble”.

  9. Arghhgarrr

    Arghhgarrr GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    In the years leading up to the Civil War there were many debates and actual fighting over the issue of which western territories could join the United States. These debates were focused on whether these new states would allow slavery or not. While economics had its role, to suggest that slavery had little or nothing to do with the Civil War just flies in the face of the facts, as any reading of the newspapers at that time would prove. Also in answer to Badto’s point, religion did have its role in the Civil War with many people seeing slavery as immoral, again just read Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the best selling book at that time, which makes the religious argument against slavery a centerpiece of its story.

  10. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 6 years ago

    If there had never been any disagreement about slavery, I doubt the South would have attacked the North.

  11. Ladyhawk

    Ladyhawk said, over 6 years ago

    I will correct my previous statement - You are correct that Lincoln was against slavery - but he did not want the blacks in this country. “he was not an admirer of the black man, did not believe blacks should be granted the rights of American citizens, and did not wish that they be a part of American society. He believed that all blacks should be removed from the United States and resettled in some other country.” Also - I didn’t state that slaves were not eventually all freed - only that the Emancipation Proclomation is not what did it. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation actually freed no one. He did not free any slaves in areas of the country controlled by the federal government. He freed only slaves in areas in rebellion, precisely where he had no control.

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