What Evidence Is There That the Civil War Was Not About Slavery?
If Civil War was intended to end slavery, then how are the following explained:
- Why did the Emancipation Proclamation first go into effect more than a year and a half after the start of the war?
- Why did Emancipation Proclamation only free slaves in states that were in rebellion to the United States rather than all slaves?
- Why did the Emancipation Proclamation allow for Southern states to keep their slaves if they would re-join the Union?
- Why did the Emancipation Proclamation have a specific provision for allowing the slaves to enlist in the Union Army?