Why are whites remembered only as slave owners, when over 300,000 whites died to free the slaves?

In 1860 there were less than 400,000 slave owners. There were over 2,000,000 Union soldiers. Why blame whites? More than five times as many whites fought slavery as there were slave owners. There were over 2,000,000 Union soldiers, and most of them were white. There were less than 400,000 slave owners, also... show more In 1860 there were less than 400,000 slave owners. There were over 2,000,000 Union soldiers. Why blame whites?

More than five times as many whites fought slavery as there were slave owners. There were over 2,000,000 Union soldiers, and most of them were white. There were less than 400,000 slave owners, also mostly white.

Almost as many whites died fighting slavery as there were slave owners. 360,000 Union soldiers died in the war.

Each white who died freed more than 10 slaves. There were nearly 4,000,000 slaves at the start of the Civil War.

So why do whites get the blame for slavery, when five times as many fought slavery as owned slaves?

Why are whites remembered only as slave owners, when over 300,000 whites died to free the slaves?

http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html
The Civil War Home Page
Results from the 1860 Census
Slaves: 3,950,528
Slaveholders: 393,975

http://www.civilwarhome.com/casualties.htm
The Price in Blood!
Casualties in the Civil War

The Union armies had from 2,500,000 to 2,750,000 men. Their losses, by the best estimates...
Total 360,222

The Confederate strength, known less accurately because of missing records, was from 750,000 to 1,250,000. Its estimated losses...
Total 258,000

The size of the Confederate army was LESS THAN HALF the size of the Union army.

THE MAJORITY OF WHITES OPPOSED SLAVERY. MORE WHITES FOUGHT AGAINST SLAVERY THAN FOUGHT FOR IT, BY MORE THAN 2 TO 1.

WHITES FREED THE SLAVES.
Update: Wise Guy, yes the Democrats continued to oppress the blacks up to the 1960's, while the Republicans fought for 100 years to win freedom and equality for the blacks. And the Dems and Reps did not switch places in 1964, the blacks just sold out to the Democrats for welfare money, and deserted the Republicans who... show more Wise Guy, yes the Democrats continued to oppress the blacks up to the 1960's, while the Republicans fought for 100 years to win freedom and equality for the blacks. And the Dems and Reps did not switch places in 1964, the blacks just sold out to the Democrats for welfare money, and deserted the Republicans who had been their friends for 100 years.

The blacks switched parties, the racists did not. Most segregationist Democrats never joined the Republican party.
Update 2: Elle, do you understand that the slave owners were NOT THE SAME INDIVIDUALS as the Union soldiers?

Why are you blaming 2 million whites for what less than half a million OTHER whites did?

Do you blame all whites for the Manson cult?

Do you know how to count?
Update 3: Sugar, 400 thousand is LESS than 2 million, not More.

Don't people know how to count?

Have the public schools really failed this badly, that people don't know 400 thousand is less than 2 million?
Update 4: Polly, good point. Blacks were SOLD INTO slavery by OTHER BLACKS. So should we remember blacks as the ones who sold the slaves? It would be the same as remembering whites only as the ones who owned slaves. Blacks should blame other blacks for their oppression, because that's who sold them into slavery... show more Polly, good point. Blacks were SOLD INTO slavery by OTHER BLACKS.

So should we remember blacks as the ones who sold the slaves?

It would be the same as remembering whites only as the ones who owned slaves.

Blacks should blame other blacks for their oppression, because that's who sold them into slavery in the first place.

But - not much profit in that, is there...
Update 5: Sean, most members of the Manson cult were white. So should we blame all whites for the Manson cult? It's the same logic.
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