You are correct on Michigan as well as other states (even dating back to the Civil War era) when many industrial working class felt threatened by the slaves being freed while the industrial leaders foresaw cheaper labor. The issue of slavery was more a "money" issue than a "humanity" issue and that still exists even until current times. It is a battle of the "haves" versus the "have nots".do not forget i in Michigan also ... look into Malcolm X's fathers murder to see but just a single example of it there
closer to me in both geography and time is the Jasper murders when a new way to muder was coined into criminolgy here in Texas .. "to Jasper" someone is not a party you want an invite to
what "color" of enemies have our troops been sent to kill since Reagan took office .. nearly all "brown" since Granada invasion to present
As,I stated in an earlier post there was no clear dividing lines on the conflict. Many in the north supported the Southern Cause including the Mayor of New York City while many Southerners supported the preservation of the Union and did not care one way or the other on the slave issue.