Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Frederick Douglass' autobiography-- Do you think it helped cause the Civil War?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    In 1862, Harriet Beecher Stowe visited Washington D.C. and had an audience with Abraham Lincoln. When he met her, Lincoln stated "So you're the little lady who wrote the book that started this big war". In that context, Frederick Douglas' autobiography didn't start the war, nor did Ms. Stowes novel, "Uncle Toms cabin". It was an unbridled lust for power and a willingness to break every law and destroy the Constitution to get that power that started the Civil War.

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