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Slavery boon and bane of the Antebellum South

Page entitled : Slavery at the dawn of American Independence

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How slavery had a firm place in America's Colonial society and the dilemma its future represented to America's founding fathers.

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  Slavery is doubtlessly one of the darkest chapters of American history. An institution as ancient as mankind whose evil character was never really put in question on moral grounds. Christianity from its earliest days was the religion which taught equality of men before God, yet many good Christians owned slaves in America during Colonial times and in the Antebellum South of the United States. In a rare form of religious denial, some even

 

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