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  • The Great Civil War Lie

    06/11/2013 4:48:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 194 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | June 5, 2013 | MARC-WILLIAM PALEN
    Civil War buffs have long speculated about how different the war might have been if only the Confederacy had won formal recognition from Britain. But few recognize how close that came to happening — and how much pro-Southern sympathy in Britain was built on a lie... Early British support for the South was further buttressed by something as mundane as a protective tariff — the Morrill Tariff — approved by Congress on March 2, 1861. This new tariff, passed to protect American infant industries, also unwittingly gave rise to a troublesome myth of mounting trans-Atlantic proportions. The tariff had been...