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Was Slavery Central or Incidental to the American Revolution

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Many of the "founding fathers" were slaveleepers. Was slavery central to the American revolution or was it incidental?

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Slavery was only incidental to the American Revolution, as far as its cause or conduct. It is true that many of the Founding Fathers, particularly in the South, were slaveholders. In fact, the author of the Declaration of Independence was the slaveholding Virginia aristocrat, Thomas Jefferson. But the British did not go to war in order to eradicate slavery, nor did the colonists ...

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