I'm a female. Stop being sexist.
I will repeat - the south Did Not SECEDE because they wanted to keep slavery. It was over states rights.
All your "showy" ramblings of previously known knowledge did not present one factor that would disprove my statement.
Volumes have been written about every aspect of that war - however, the CAUSE remains the same...The south seceded over states rights. They were free to do so under the Constitution. Lincoln saved the Union but destroyed the Republic (admittedly so). Welcome to the Federal Government.
Do you think that 260,000 southerners died to keep slavery - particularly the poor boys? Do you think that 360,000 northerners died simply to free the southern slaves?
You need to get in reality.