https://acwm.org/blog/myths-misunderstandings-what-caused-civil-war

But it was not those abstract motives that prompted secession and led to war. The South's defense of the very real institution of slavery and of the economy, ...

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/reasons-secession

The Civil War Trust's history article analyzing the reasons for secession as set ... fugitive slaves be returned to the South) means that the compact is no longer ...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2967.html

To retain the loyalty of the remaining border states -- Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri -- President Lincoln insisted that the war was not about slavery ...

https://www.livescience.com/13673-civil-war-anniversary-myths.html

Apr 12, 2011 ... The myth that the war was not about slavery seems to be a self-protective one for many people, said Stan Deaton, the senior historian at the ...

http://civilwarsaga.com/slavery-cause-civil-war/

Mar 15, 2017 ... The Civil War began after several states seceded from the Union in late .... NPR; Slavery Not State's Rights Caused Civil War Whose Political ...

https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/jun/25/gavin-mcinnes/tweet-civil-war-was-about-secession-not-slavery/

Jun 25, 2015 ... Why? Because, "The Civil War wasn't about slavery," he wrote. "It was about ... No. 3 on the Google hit parade was Americanhistoryabout.com.

https://psmag.com/education/of-course-the-civil-war-was-about-slavery-26265

May 2, 2018 ... Concrete concerns about saving and expanding slavery, and not the nebulous theology of states' rights, ignited the U.S. Civil War. Why does ...

https://medium.com/@jonathanusa/everything-you-know-about-the-civil-war-is-wrong-9e94f0118269

Nov 1, 2017 ... Viewing the Civil War as a crusade to end slavery is simply not correct; abolitionists never accounted for more than a sizeable minority in the ...

https://thebuckleyclub.com/reasons-for-the-civil-war-4c911d60c6f9

May 1, 2017 ... There is a big debate over the causes of the Civil War. Many say it was because of slavery, while others point out that it's not that simple and ...

https://www.nps.gov/resources/story.htm%3Fid%3D217

While slavery was not the only cause for which the South fought during the Civil War, the testimony of Confederate leaders and their supporters makes it clear ...