March 24, 2009

The Pro-Union Confederacy


The South WAS pro-Union. They recognized the benefits of a shared defense. Free trade. Strength in numbers. Hence the forming of the Union in the first place.

They simply didn't think the benefits were worth the growing Federal intervention in what they believed were their constitutional rights as states.

4 comments:

The Great I'm Not said...

THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN!

chris said...

Is "pro-union" synonymous with "anti-secession?" Granted, they don't call it the War of Northern Aggression for nothing.

Sabai said...

I'm arguing that one could be pro-Union (desire the unity of the States for the benefits of security)

and still be pro-secession (because the current costs of that Union at the time were currently too high)

chris said...

Right. That's what I'm saying, too.