Slave Capitalism Civil War Reckoning challenges the assumption that the Civil War was fought to end black slavery. Author Paul Kalra presents a convincing argument that by far the bloodiest war the U.S. has waged could have been avoided had slaveholders adopted the Catholic slave code, which recognized the humanity of slaves. By adopting the Protestant slave code and framing it into an undemocratic Constitution, slaveholders created distinct slaveholder and non-slaveholder classes, and denied Blacks citizenship. This inevitably led to economic and political dilemmas that became insurmountable once immigrants flooded the slave-free North and Lincoln was elected President.
Your project is intriguing and original and provocative.
Your thesis is fascinating and the evidence you marshal is persuasive. I have never seen the subject of race relations or slavery approached in quite this way before.
A unique perspective. If this book represented self-evident truths and only the most obvious conclusions, it would hardly be worth reading.
A fascinating psychological analysis of slavery and its consequences. It provides readers with an understanding of the dilemmas of northern as well as southern forms of racism.
A very persuasive case for the unique character of American (Protestant) slavery and its implications for the status of American blacks right down to the twentieth century.
Literally could not put it down. Your thesis is good and the supporting scholarship excellent. A most impressive manuscript.