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Exactly like that, and telling the North that the slavery issue was a national problem that everyone had to help resolve.  The issue of what to do with all those suddenly unemployed slaves was one that pushed Southerners to war more than just the right to keep slaves.  No more passing laws to keep freed slaves in the Southern States.  Tough decisions and proper intervention back then would have saved a lot of heartache and problems that we've faced over the years, regardless of ones color and background.

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by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Fri Mar 13th, 2009 at 03:43:52 PM EST
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