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  •  In the book "Battle Cry Of Freedom", by... (3+ / 0-)

    ...James M. McPherson, a different point is made about competition between the two methods of arranging society.  McPherson argues that slave states could not compete with non-slave states for a number of reasons.  Since the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, he points to numbers of arms manufacturers, miles of track laid and overall industrial production to make some of his points.

    Why, for instance, did immigrants concentrate in the non-slave North?

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