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For multiple reasons 1) Poor white farmers feared economic competition of four million freed slaves. 2) White plantation owners feared abolition would destroy the South's economy 3) Slaveholders believed that slaves were inferior and required White guardianship 4)Slavery was also condoned in The Bible

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Did the south support slavery?

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