The Corwin Amendment

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“The North offered the South the Corwin Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in March 1861 that would have made slavery permanently legal in America if they would rejoin the union. The South refused and the Constitution of the Confederate States of America banned the international slave trade. Most educated Southerners were in favor of gradual orderly emancipation, which would have prevented segregation and Jim Crow laws, which were based on Northern black codes. Slavery was already a dying institution before the war.”
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Photo-Ashville NC UCV Reunion 1920

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