Tocqueville Civil War Analysis

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Then Tocqueville surprised me even more. He could tell that we were on our way to civil war. I don’t recall anyone in American telling us we were going to enter the bloodiest conflict in American history if we didn’t change how we treated our slaves. But Tocqueville looked at that relationship and realized that if the South continued to own slaves and treat them like pack-animals then at some point, someone was going to break. I find it a little insulting that a foreigner, who stayed in America all of 9 months, was able to detect a brewing conflict that we were blind to.
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