26 May 2019 (Wall Street International)* — Most of America’s wars have been fought by those without the money or power to avoid military service. The Civil War is a dark example of the influence of class and ultimately racism upon the outcome of the conflict.

The Civil War has been characterized as “a rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.” Poor farmers and just plain folks in the South were antagonistic toward the elite planters and the war itself.

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