Point about Social Change Worthy of Reflection

Given the tumult occurring now in the United States, it’s worth reflecting on some particulars of another tumultuous period, the mid-1800s. In 1850, while two-thirds of the population in the northern states opposed the institution of slavery, only 5% supported emancipation of the slaves. This was in part because of a fear that emancipation would cause a disruptive exodus of freed slaves into the north.

A mere fifteen years later, the Civil War started.

3 thoughts on “Point about Social Change Worthy of Reflection

  1. Hey John!

    Interesting point you brought up!! I’d love to hear more of your thoughts on the current situation here in the States!

    Your friends at GKexplorers,

    -G&K

    Liked by 1 person

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