Saturday, August 9, 2008
Why we don't all know........
The South started and won the American revolution!Southerners Madison and Jefferson chose the nation's capitol.Southerners won the war of 1812.Even after it was outlawed- New York remained the hub of the slave trade.The first prominent slave owner was Anthony Johnson..... a black man in Jamestown, Virginia.Northern states-New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware were the chief importers of slaves.20% of all the slaves in America, more than 100,000 were brought in to Rhode Island ports!The Emancipation Proclamation was not signed to free slaves, most slaves were not freed by it and those that were freed were only temporarily freed . It was not until Dec of 1865, eight months after the war ended and three years after the proclamation that slaves were 'freed' in America.
Lincoln said:"If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."Lincoln also said: "I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man."Southerners did not fight to keep slavery, they fought to be free of what they saw as a King George-esqe tyranny.The Emancipation Proclamation was given to keep Europeans from recognizing the Confederacy as a legit trading partner.Lincoln sought to colonize American slaves in Liberia. He said, "It's better for us to be separated.....for the good of mankind"He suggested....."Colonizing free colored persons, with their own consent, at any place or places without the United States."Pick up any history book and you are not likely to find reference to these facts but they are all true and verifiable.