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History: Yankees and Confederates (Prelim)


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Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin. Serious objections to slavery began as early as 1831 and the abolitionist movement in the North grew quickly. Between Lincoln's election and his inauguration, 7 southern states seceded from the Union. The expected war began with the attack on Fort Sumter.

This LibGuide will assist you to answer the question "To what extent were the growing differences between the North and the South responsible for causing the American Civil War."

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