You seem to be presenting youself as a historian. Should you wish to do this, you must rid yourself of the lies about why the South fought the ravaging hordes from the mercantile north. The Lincoln mythology rests on the proposition that he freed the slaves. This is an outright fabrication since the only slaves he "freed" were those in the Confederacy over which he had no control. The South left the union because of the tyranical impulses of the north and people like Lincoln seeking to establish Federal hegemony over the Federalism intended by the founders. That impulse is continued today by the Marxists(almost all of whom are democrats)in our government.