Posted on 03/27/2019 at 08:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Civil War, as taught to schoolchildren, is very cut-and-dry. Northerners were opposed to slavery; the South supported it.
But make no mistake, says author and professor Andrew Delbanco: The entire nation was complicit in this horrifically cruel part of American history.
After all, he pointed out in a recent interview promoting his new book, northern banks were financing the plantations that produced the goods northerners consumed or the raw materials that their factories processed.
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