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28700, Cosign.
Posted by Battousai, Fri Mar-11-05 02:26 AM
Slavery may have been one of the pillars supporting the Southern way of life at the time, but it was big honking pillar--the type that, when cut down, would send the whole structure crashing down.

States' rights? Free soil? Popular sovereignty in the new territories? Slaves.

The status quo antebellum was a convoluted web of sectional and political interests and conflicts, but slavery was its linchpin.