Some of the conflict was between industry in the North and the West and agriculture the South.
Even in these parts of the country tension existed over economics in sub-sections, like different areas within particular states. Some of the more northern areas of the South, known as the Border States, were more economically connected to the North than to the lower agricultural South.
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The North and the West did not agree on what was more important economically. The West focused on the canals and transportation necessary to get their products to market easier and to receive products from other parts of the country. Some Northerners were invested in the cotton market which involved lots of slaves and more concerned with getting cotton to their mills to produce material for clothes and such.
In Egnal's narrative, economic concerns primarily but by no means exclusively motivated political actors. The Republican Party, for example, had clear antislavery roots, but Egnal maintains that the party's Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
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