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Q: Civil War - Confederate South - Jefferson Davis ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Civil War - Confederate South - Jefferson Davis
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: thadc-ga
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006 11:13 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2006 12:13 PDT
Question ID: 714065
Did Jefferson Davis have a plan to release the slaves by educating
them? I was told that the South definately planned on ending slavery
over a period of time rather than immediate emmancipation. They were
going to provide education and slowly reintroduce the slaves into free
society. Is there any truth to this?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Civil War - Confederate South - Jefferson Davis
From: pinkfreud-ga on 31 Mar 2006 11:29 PST
All I was able to find was this:

Authors Kennedy and Kennedy write in their tome, The South Was Right!:
"Jefferson Davis (Confederate President) wrote to his wife in February
1861 that, no matter what the result of the conflict was, the slave
property of the South 'will eventually be lost,'" and that he "sought
to uplift and educate the slaves to make them ready for freedom."

I don't consider this to be an authoritative reference, and I was not
able to find other evidence, or to locate the letter mentioned in the

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