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  • eighteen sixty five the south is actually debating emancipation

  • sometimes that gets exaggerated what they were really debating was whether to enlist

  • slaves in the confederate army

  • and if they did

  • would those slaves and maybe their families earn freedom

  • %uh fighting for the confederacy

  • %uh and the confederate congress in march eighteen sixty five did pass a bill called

  • the negro soldier bill

  • %uh providing for the enlistment of a certain number of slaves

  • but %uh

  • they could not free those slaves that would have to be up to the states themselves

  • or to the masters

  • %uh to free the slaves

  • and and there was a lot of ambiguity an ambivalence in the south about whether this really was an

  • emancipation measure maybe if a hundred thousand slaves

  • help us turn this war around

  • %uh they might earn their freedom as a reward for it but that wont in the institution of

  • slavery

  • and so there was actually a pro slavery dimension

  • to this argument well we'll free some of the slaves in order to win this war

  • but this was

  • this was a last gasp act of desperation

  • and even then it passed by only one vote in the confederate senate one vote

  • in march of eighteen sixty five when the enemy was thundering at the gates

  • so it doesn't necessarily represent %uh confederate repudiation of slavery

  • this excerpt is brought to you by the massachusetts school of law

eighteen sixty five the south is actually debating emancipation

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B2 中高級 美國腔

美利堅合眾國邦聯與廢除奴隸制 (The Confederate States of America and the Abolition of Slavery)

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    Ji Zhi Chen 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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