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Old 25 September 2018, 11:26 AM
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Call me cynical but I seriously doubt there was any kind of sudden self recognition about hypocrisy in those union slave states at the end of the war. They already had made it about what Lincoln always said it was about, the union. It was probably more that they saw the writing on the wall and wanted to at least have the pretense that it was on their own terms, not something they were being forced to do.
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