The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

At a party, Lee says he rather begin the process of freeing the slaves than have another war in the future. The Richmond Massacre and the books in the AWB room made passage of his proposed legislation possible.

Lee visits Lang at the Libby Prison. There are fifty one Rivington men held prisoner. Lee tells Lang about the passage of a bill regulating the labor of blacks. Lee proposes that the Rivington men, with their knowledge of the future, work with scholars and mechanics. Since it is better than hanging, Lang says he accepts the proposed and most of the other men probably will. They talk about the different products, like the computer, and Lang tries to explain that they don't have the technology to make the technology they need for products like computers. The men will be hanged if they try to...

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