Louisiana in the American Civil War - WikipediaThe Republic of Louisiana was a dominant population center in the southwest of the Confederate States of America , controlling the wealthy trade center of New Orleans , and contributing the French Creole and Cajun populations to the demographic composition of a predominantly Anglo-American country. In the antebellum period , Louisiana was a slave state , where enslaved African Americans had comprised the majority of the population during the eighteenth-century French and Spanish dominations. By the time the United States acquired the territory and Louisiana became a state , the institution of slavery was entrenched. Much of the white population, particularly in the cities, supported southern states' rights and slavery, while pockets of support for the U. Louisiana declared that it had seceded from the Union on January 26, New Orleans , the largest city in the South , was strategically important as a port city due to its southernmost location on the Mississippi River and its access to the Gulf of Mexico. The U.
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Lawrence R. Tenzer
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There are Civil War books. Among the many books about the Civil War on the market today, only one addresses a little-known reason why that great conflict was fought. Lawrence R. Tenzer whose 21 years of research show that many in the North perceived slavery as a personal threat to their free Northern way of life. Tenzer explains that in the antebellum South, the children of slave mothers were slaves from the moment of birth.
One of the things that has always puzzled me about the history of the United States is how a civil war could be fought and won to end slavery, but full civil rights not be granted to blacks until a century later. Tenzer's The Forgotten Cause of the Civil War suggests that one of the major contributions to tension between North and South — and hence one of the causes of the civil war — was white slavery, or the perception of slavery by Northerners as a personal threat. Tenzer begins with the legal definition of slavery and of terms such as White, Black, and mulatto which often differed from the social definitions. The partus sequitur ventrem rule made the offspring of a slave mother slaves, regardless of their colour. No slave could be White, of course, so white slaves were classified as mulattos. Chapter two looks at the consequence of this rule, the presence of white slaves in the South.