by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
In my last two columns, sufficient evidence was provided that the Lincoln regime was an unconstitutional war crime regime and that the so-called “civil war” was an act of northern aggression against the South initiated by Lincoln for the purpose of saving the Union. See: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/07/20/the-cause-of-the-so-called-civil-war/
Slavery was not an issue.
The Southern states seceded because the Republicans passed a high tariff.
For the North the issue was perserving the empire (saving the Union).