Monday, January 10, 2011

Why The Civil War Happened

Historian and novelist Thomas Fleming explains why the Civil War happened in an interesting piece for George Mason University's History News Network.

"As we approach the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Civil War, various people are rushing into print to declare that the real cause of the war was slavery," Fleming writes in the piece. "Their triumphant tone indicates they think they are scoring points against Southerners who maintain the real reason was states rights. They are both wrong."

You can read the piece via the below link:

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