Calculating the Value of the Union

Calculating the Value of the Union

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While slavery is often at the heart of debates over the causes of the Civil War, historians are not agreed on precisely what aspect of slavery-with its various social, economic, political, cultural, and moral ramifications-gave rise to the sectional rift.Several conditions led to the establishment of slavery in North America. Upper- class Englishmen had low opinions of those who did manual labor, and the elite used various forms of servitude to obtain cheap labor. The English were alsoanbsp;...

Title:Calculating the Value of the Union
Author:James L. Huston
Publisher:UNC Press Books - 2003


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