Alexander H. Stephens is politically incorrect to our generation because he was a defender of African slavery. This fact may explain why he is rarely mentioned in American History. One should read his arguments before writing him off as an evil man. It is easy to misjudge a great man by misunderstanding the day and times in which he lived. He was opposed to secession believing that the best way to preserve the liberties of Georgians at the time was to stay in the Union. This may explain why many Southern patriots neglect him. Before you condemn him, please read his arguments:
Throughout his career he was a strong influence for the preservation of the Constitution. To Stephens, the cause of secession, and thus the War Between the States, was the South’s attempt to save the Constitution.
This listing is provided by member James R. Schoolfield