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By Burke Davis

A landscape of proof, anecdotes and legends approximately many facets of the Civil War.

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Randolph and the Old Republicans would have to bide their time, as 36 Δ 1789–1836 mainstream Republicans focused during Je√erson’s administration on stigmatizing Federalists as disunionists. Indignant that the Louisiana Purchase would open the way for the expansion of slavery and thus upset the political balance struck by the three-fifths compromise, a cadre of New England Federalists under Massachusetts senator Timothy Pickering explored, in 1803–4, the possibility of forming a New England confederacy and even allying with Quebec and Britain.

Why was the North willing to concede so much? ’’ Northern advocates of the Constitution naturally stressed its ‘‘antislavery potential’’ when speaking to their constituents, while Southern Federalists trumpeted its proslavery features in the South (Pinckney lauded the document to South Carolinians as unimpeachably proslavery). But the emphasis of Federalists, Northern and Southern, was on the equanimity and sanctity of the Constitution’s compromises. It had to be, for Federalists were taken to task, during and after the convention, by those who maintained that the very formation of the Constitution was disunionist, as was the stipulation that only nine of thirteen states need ratify it to establish the Union.

Rather, the relations between master and slave were ‘‘patriarchal,’’ governed by mutual a√ection. But the ultimate proof of slavery’s morality, Smith thundered, lay in the scriptures themselves: ‘‘Christ himself gave a sanction to slavery. He admonished them to be obedient to their masters. . ’’∞Ω The Missouri debates gave rise to a ‘‘good deal of southern talk about disunion,’’ as defenders of slavery extended their practice of wielding the image of civil war as a rhetorical weapon. The most oft-quoted example is from Georgian Thomas Cobb.

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