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    What did Southerners in the U.S. think would be accomplished by secession?

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    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 ...

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    Discusses the secession in the U.S.