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A VIEW from LICK SKILLET: McClatchy polls on slavery as Civil War cause

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By Gerald Largen

Regular readers will recall that last month we did a couple of columns devoted to the question of whether the civil war was fought to free the slaves.

Evidently we were not the only one to be troubled by some of the commentary put forth about this question, inasmuch as the News Sentinel of Sunday, 9 August, on page 6A ran a six column wide article by Samantha Ehlinger of McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) with the headline “Did slavery cause Civil War? Many don’t think so.”


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