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The Founding Fathers also believed that slavery would die out on its own--and they were terribly wrong. Although the economic value of slavery was degrading in the 1850s, it wasn't collapsing and importance of slavery to Southern society was becoming more entrenched with every passing year.

It was a cancer that had to be burned out. I don't see any other way. And as a Southerner and descendant of Confederate veterans, I am so very glad that the South lost. The worst possible outcome for the South in the Civil War would have been victory.
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A Glorious Union imagines a Civil War in which the North wins more quickly. It's good.

I vaguely remember that one member of the Constitutional Convention proposed an amendment to prohibit slavery west of the Appalachians. It was shot down. But let's say that it was passed in exchange for further protection of the international slave trade. Then the expansion of slave power could have been inhibited.

That's the only way that I could imagine slavery not growing in the United States and it's pretty far-fetched. Either a civil war or peaceful separation were inevitable.

An independent Confederacy would have given up on formal slavery by no later than the 1890s due to international pressure (c.f. slavery in Brazil). Informal peonage could have continued, though.
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Well, thank you!

I engage in very little readers' advisory. But a readers' advisory reference interview conducted a librarian who really knows that specialty is a sight to behold.
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That was a major problem in the design. It required too much work from one person.

It functioned the first time, anyway. The Turtle failed only because the bomb wouldn't attach.
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That's true, but since she's already openly brags of engaging in paternity fraud, only the most short-sighted of men would be interested in her for casual sex.

I did some online dating twelve years ago, when I was single. I found it a productive experience, even in those early days of the internet.
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This is a fair point. I wanted to mention his rank, too. But I didn't see it mentioned in the articles (admittedly I wrote this post in a hurry and only skimmed the sources). Since you've supplied it, I've added it. Thank you.

It's not obvious to readers, but I would like to note that Neatorama posts are written very quickly. We're not really journalists. I've certainly never called myself that.
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I always put the main link in bold text, but I'll try to make it more obvious. I initially wrote a final line after the quote that read "You can read the rest here" with an additional link to the main article. But I decided that it was redundant and deleted it.

Thanks for the feedback. It's helpful to know how easily readers can understand our format. It may not be intuitive.
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The key word in the poll question is "private". Private colleges should be able to do whatever they want. Prospective customers may choose to buy their product--or not. It's up to them.

Personally, I would find it annoying. I'd rather have a straightforward and simple transactional relationship with a college: I pay X amount of money for access to classes A, B and C. I'd see a requirement like this as a needless complication.

I didn't have internships during college. I worked at a big box retailer cleaning bathrooms and floors and stocking shelves. It was not beneath me--no honest labor is. I don't think that I missed any important opportunities. Instead, I learned how to do a job well and get along with people who were different from me.

As a middle class kid, the last part was really valuable because it was my first prolonged experience to people from a different social/economic class. It gave me a different perspective on how people lived their lives.

I once had a girlfriend who grew up rich and had never worked a day in her life. She was utterly shocked when I told her that most people in America didn't go to college. She could have benefited from a low-wage job.
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I spent a lot of time in the midden of the state in years past. I once spent a week in Elizabethtown when my car engine blew out there. It was a nice place.
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