12 February 2013
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - What if the Confederacy had been left on it's own? What direction would it have taken? There's too many possible outcomes to count here... and they aren't all sunshine and roses. One possibility is the GRADUAL elimination of slavery in the south because many European countries wouldn't trade with them until they got rid of it, and would've given way to mechanized farming anyways. But there would've been a very different "course of Human Events" as Jefferson said. The western states would've allied with Texas instead of the Northeastern States and so on and so forth. For more on Rethinking the American Union be sure and check out today's Founders TV and pick up Prof. Donald Livingston's Book.