Reply To: Jefferson's embargo, British impressment, and New England trade


I am just curious then why southerners were so incensed by British insults on the seas through impressments when they had very little to lose, while New Englanders, who had everything to lose since it was their trade that was at stake and it was their ships and sailors that were taking the abuse from the British, were against an Embargo and going to war with Britain. Why is the outrage and war fever coming so strong from parts of the country that interacted with Britain the least and those most effected, the victims in the Northeast, have very little problem with British policy?