Ah — yet another slavery denier. You can go with all the Confederate apologists’ talking points about states’ rights, but if it wasn’t for slavery, that war would never have been fought. Almost every conflict the South had with the North leading up to the war had to do with slavery. The Missouri Compromise, the Fugitive Slave Act, the issue of expansion of slavery into the western territories, even the Dred Scott case — all had to do with slavery. And slavery had to do with racism.
But I see your slavery denial is nothing more than an example of the right taking advantage of an ignorance of history being used to manipulate you.