Class Year

2018

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

9-1-2016

Department

Civil War Institute

Abstract

A few weeks ago one of our readers posted a comment on one of our blog posts asking for a “best guess” as to when slavery would have ended in the South had the Confederacy been successful in winning its independence. There is, of course, no easy answer to this question, as counter-factual history is just that: not factual. However, the question is an important one that deserves attention and at the very least can be used to explore some ways in which slavery can be contextualized in the Civil War era.

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This blog post originally appeared in The Gettysburg Compiler and was created by students at Gettysburg College.

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