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Slavery boon and bane of the Antebellum South

Page entitled : Large plantation owners as secessionists and founders of the C.S.A.

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How and why the large plantation owners did support secession and the Confederated States of America. 

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   to the origin of the war, the Southern secession movement, it is difficult to believe, that the most powerful group of interests in the South, the class of large plantation owners, did not actually support it. Many of the most prominent secession and nullification theorists were actually issued from that class. John Caldwell Calhoun, foremost among the nullifiers, was a large plantation owner of Abbeville, South Carolina. Jefferson Davis, president of the C.S.A., owned

 

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