Slavery and the Civil War

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Slavery and the Civil War

Kush Oza

Mr. Paris

2nd December

U.S HIST 1130

Slavery and the Civil War

Charles Dew brings to life a society committed to white supremacy and the vile consequences of rigidly enforced segregation and brutal intolerance. slavery and white supremacy were the primary driving factors of the civil war according to Dew, obviously, the primary message was not to be confused with minor issues. The Civil War was motivated by a desire to defend slavery and a fear of what would happen if the “Black Republicans” took power. Whereas on the other side Gary Gallagher masterfully weaves a superb synthesis of the reasons why men fought and died to preserve the Union. Gallagher’s work is more balanced and reminds us how they eliminated the creation of regressive slaveholding tyranny, which might have to lead us to the destruction of our great nation, created by our founding fathers, who thought the slavery would die a natural death. According to Gallagher, the real reason was the idea of “union” and men were ready to die for that “union”. But the real question to ask from his document was what about the slavery and concept of north fighting set free the slavery?