Now how many connections did that railroad have to featured players in the coming attraction I wonder?
I might sound like I'm comparing Apples to Prunes but bear with me. If there were new markets opening up for the staples the South had provided for years and they were at competitive or better prices could there have been some pushing in the financial department to add stress to the Southern planters profit margin? Like, say, the auto makers or sneaker makers now were not making enough profit to really bother stayng open with the wages and bennies demanded by Unions so they took the factories out of the US so they could spend less on labor and clear a larger profit. The problem being the Southern States couldn't do as private companies do. The 'Company' can just pull up stakes and leave the country. The States had to fight to get out of the 'Union' contract. Didn't work though. Too many strike breakers.