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Review of When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession, by Charles Adams

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Mark Thornton

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Volume 3, No. 4 (Winter 2000)

 

The great value of Charles Adam's book, When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secessionis that it shows in careful historical detail that slavery did not cause this great tragedy.  In short, the Southern states formed a new republic to avoid paying tariffs that benefited northern northern industry and paid for the construction and operations of federal government facilities and other "public works," most of which were located in Northern states.

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Thornton, Mark. Review of When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession. The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 3, No. 4 (Winter 2000): 95-96.