Please, Professor Marek,
Climb out of your paddle-wheeler.
". . . the violent abolitionist movement in the South, the popularity of Slavery has declined, taking lesser and lesser influence in the Economy of the South.
Also more Southern Politician have gotten into office who were less then sympathetic to Slavery."
When will you get it through your head, we were a nation of white versus black men. Blacks were NOT EQUAL to white citizens. They were 3/5th human, according to your refined and enlightened Confederacy. That's not simply a matter of slavery.