Friday, March 31, 2017
On the Fact that One of the Main Purposes of the Emancipation Proclamation Was to Promulgate a Series of Slave Insurrections
Yeah, it was a massive failure in that regard, in that even though it would have been extremely easy for the slave population to revolt during the Civil War (the fact that most white men were off fighting and the slaves could have easily overtaken both the towns and the plantations), it never did (in fact, most Southern blacks - freedmen AND slaves - remained loyal to Dixie and only a minuscule number defected to the North). Hmm, could it have possibly been that they knew about Lincoln's plan for colonization and said, "fuck him"? That would be one of my guesses.