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Was the Civil War Really "About" Slavery?

Was the Civil War Really "About" Slavery?
AI visualization of enslaved laborers working in a cotton field in Mississippi in 1861.

This week's video looks at how Northern sympathizers and Southern symptathizers tend to talk past each other when discussing slavery as a cause of the Civil War.

I'm skipping the usual supplementary post, having just returned from a couple weeks of travel (followed by dogsitting for a friend). For the last several years my family and I have done "off-peak" holiday celebrations, finding that not gathering at the same time everyone else is makes the logistics easier and getting together that much more enjoyable. I'll get back into the regular flow of videos and supplementary posts next week. Merry Christmas in the meantime.