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What was the motivation for the Southern soldierThe war, on some level, involved nearly everyone in the nation. Based on your readings in Give Me Liberty, Voices of Freedom, Give Me Liberty-Online and other appropriate sources answer these questions about the experiences of the people during the Civil War.
What was the motivation for the Southern soldier?
How did the war affect women, North and South?
How did emancipation and paying for substitutes create so much tension and animosity to cause the New York City 1863 draft riot?
How were Southern soldiers affected by the need for men and materials?
How did slaves and freed African-Americans participate in the war?
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The Debate over slavery
As the abolition movement developed in the North during the 19th century, Southern slaveholders developed an argument supporting slavery. Just as the abolitionist argument invoked the idea of freedom, the law of the land and a higher law of God, so did the Southern defense of the peculiar institution. Slavery was a wedge dividing not just the political nation, but the cultural nation as well. By 1840, the major Protestant churches, the Presbyterians, the Methodists and the Baptists, had split into Northern and Southern divisions over the issue of slavery.
In this very challenging discussion, I want you to forget your 21st century moral abhorrence of slavery and argue each side of this issue as if it were 1858. Using information and primary sources from Give Me Liberty, Voices of Freedom, Give Me Liberty-online and other appropriate sources, I want you to do the following:
Make at least one post as an abolitionist and a one post as a proponent of slavery. Support your position using the words and ideas of these 19th century voices.
As you post, you may consider and add as a final note, what historic arguments about freedom that the these arguments recall, and if we still hear echoes of these arguments today.
The Debate over slavery As the abolition movement developed in the North during the 19th century, Southern slaveholders developed an argument supporting slavery. Just […]