Saturday, March 17, 2007

Was Slavery on the Way Out? Prof. Freehling Says No!

I've previously posted on whether slavery was on the way out in 1860. In my view, it clearly was not. Indeed, it's hard to imagine when slavery would have been abolished in the United States but for the Civil War.

I'm proud to report that Professor Freehling apparently agrees. At the end of his talk the other evening, he said that he guessed that it would have taken 100 years to abolish slavery but for the war.

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