05/13/2013: Catton on American Slavery

Another difficulty was that the difference between [North and South] were most infernally complicated by the existence in the South of the institution of chattel slavery. Without slavery, the problems could probably have been worked out by the ordinary give-and-take of politics; with slavery, they became insoluble.

– Bruce Catton
The Civil War
(Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company), pg. 7

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