The War Between the States began because the South demanded States’ rights and were not getting them.
Most southerners did not even own slaves nor did they own plantations.
Death in September, The Insanity of It All, Every Day Life During the Civil War ar books the left could read that tells the real story of the civil war. The fact that the north demanded and legislated the south sell their cotton only to the northern factories even though they could have made more selling over seas. The fact they taxed the products heavily made in the north making them unaffordable in the south.
The primary causes of the war were economics and states’ rights.
The economic issue was one of taxation and being able to sell cotton and other raw materials where the producers wanted to, rather than where they were forced to, and at under inflated prices.
But as always like most of the left , Monte knows everything.