Southern Secession Commissioners And The Cause Of The Civil War

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Charles B. Dew argued in his book “Southern Secession Commissioners and the Cause of the Civil War” that the south seceded to protect the slaves. He also stated the north had larger military forces compared to the south. That southerners fought because of their pride and that is why the war lasted for four years (322). Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana wanting to get out of the Union and become one of their own. The lower southern states persuaded many other slave state to secede from the Union as well. Fifty-two men who served as secession commissioners and had political careers were judges, lawyers, doctors, newspaper editors, planters, and farmers (324). Commissioners took actions in every way. Dew stated, “They

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