Originally posted by zeeblebothttp://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?subject=Five_myths_about_why_the_South_seceded&threadid=137058
Five myths about why the South seceded
By James W. Loewen
Sunday, January 9, 2011; 12:00 AM
1. The South seceded over states' rights.
2. Secession was about tariffs and taxes.
3. Most white Southerners didn't own slaves, so they wouldn't secede for ...[text shortened]... oln went to war to end slavery.
5. The South couldn't have made it long as a slave society.