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Slavery – boon and bane of the Antebellum South

Page entitled : Abolition and Tariff - the rift between North and South

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How the dissensions between North and South about slavery and abolition extended to the tariff question and State rights versus Federal authority.

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…  the moral rift the institution of slavery had driven between the North and the South of the United States after Independence expanded into the debate over several issues of economic policies. As the producers of the nation’s main export commodities, the Southern plantation owners naturally favored free trade, whilst the Northern industrialists needed tariff barriers to protect their nascent manufacturing plants. Moreover, the Southern aristocrats were suspicious of the banking system, which was introduced and controlled by


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