Originally Posted by Natty
This very true, Bren.
'Border states' Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky and Missouri were allowed to keep slavery as long as they did not officially secede from the US and join the Confederacy.
Some occupied areas under Union control in Virginia could keep their slaves also.
Also, parts of Louisiana, around NOLA.
"Liberal" is when you hire others to use a guns to protect you, so you can pretend guns aren't necessary.