Slavery Was Defeated in a gruesome civil war….

It is important to consider many interpretations here but the obvious reality is that slavery in the US was abolished in a gruesome civil war.

The overthrow of slavery in the United States wasn’t a byproduct of capitalist development nor the triumph of an enlightened activist vanguard. It was a battle waged and won in the field of democratic mass politics — a battle that holds enormous lessons for radicals today.

Source: Slavery Was Defeated Through Mass Politics