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|