What did Southerners in the U.S. think would be accomplished by secession?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:07 pm ad1c9bdddf
Southerners feared a number of things when they seceded from the union. The radical Republicans who were largely responsible for electing Abraham Lincoln to the presidency had long been waging a propaganda crusade against the South, mainly because of slavery. Before the Abolition movement became big, there were a number of emancipation societies in the South. Abolitionism not only attacked slavery on moral and religious grounds, but painted all Southerners as ignorant, ruthless cutthroats. Southerners feared the ...
Discusses the secession in the U.S.