God didn’t smile on chattel slavery anyplace. The new Confederacy would have been stronger sans that institution — not weaker.
Slavery has been dead well over a hundred years; but we’re still paying reparations via Michelle’s lavish vacations. :o)
- Scripture deals more with the right attitude of the slave toward the master than it does any condemning of the master.
Few of the Confederate soldiers actually owned slaves.
- Now any talk of secession is moot, for anybody, for any reason - except maybe Texas; but I suppose the Northern liberal states would object with drones and bullets if she tried it.
It was a high stakes game for property, agriculture and cheap labor.
The coming industrial revolution (cotton gin, harvesters, mechanical inventions for agriculture) was to reduce the need for manual labor of any kind on the farm. And it was to solidify the conglomerates and bank control and reduction of the family farm.
Several panics and depressions later, brought on by the industrial/banking cycles of debt demand— brought us to today. Try as they did through the Grange movement and Co-ops, they could not overcome internationalism, a generated two World Wars that removed generations of inheriting farmers.
What is surprising here is that so many “conservatives” do not know how Progressivism masqueraded as “conservative” in the expansion of US colonial interests— at the expense of the family farm. And farce presidential elections like the one (another one) we just had. There are others in control now-— they think.