- Jun 2006
Depending on which Bible you read, your view on the race may be different. The Book of Mormon refers to the black race as a bastard race unworthy of being equal to that of the white.Belisarius said:I vaguely recall there is some obscure reference to "dominating the Sons of Hamm" who were negroes. The same tract was used by the Boers to justify enslaving the native Africans.
It wouldn't apply to the south as most of them were Christian or a denomination thereof. Slavery had been in practice since the very first colonies started practicing it. The north was unable to justify using slave labor because the farms they had were not big enough to need them. It was also during the time going into rebellion that the northern states started expanding into industrialism, whereas the south was so dependant on agriculture that it could not afford to make the switch. So basically what they were faced with is, keep slavery and maintain your economy, or abolish and try to make a run at becoming industrial.
Slavery would have been worked out within ten to fifteen years proceeding Lincoln's election. What made them leave was the Federal government intervening into something that was considered to be a state's power to decide if it wanted slaves or not.