October 10, 2012 by clwa1963
In our conversation this month we discussed the attitudes of antebellum whites toward blacks and the capacity for sustaining illusion or delusion in the worldview of southern planters. Many had a sincere belief that slaves were happy in bondage that slaves themselves understood the necessity of their place in the social order.
Have other wars been inaugurated or sustained for such an illusory world view. If so, which ones and why?