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When the Civil War broke out, both the North and South argued that the War was not about slavery. How did each define the War and why did each want to avoid the idea that the War was about slavery? In what ways did slavery influence the coming of the War?
In what ways did slaves force the North to discuss the issue of slavery during the War? Why did Lincoln eventually decide to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and what were some of its effects?