New Edition of "Slavery and Southern Independence"


For those who may be interested, I have uploaded the third edition of my article "Slavery and Southern Independence: Did the Confederacy Deserve to Survive?". It can be found at:


In the article, I examine the conditions of Southern slavery, i.e., how it was administered. I don’t try to justify slavery as an institution, but I present evidence that most slaveholders treated their slaves humanely. I also discuss Northern racism and the sad condition of free blacks in the North.

Mike Griffith
Civil War website