The prevailing civil war narrative is that the south committed treason by seceding to protect slavery and the north went to war to protect the union and free the slaves thats simply not true says professor donald livingston livington a historian and founder of the abbeville institute looks closely at the events leading up to the civil war in it wasnt about slavery. Republican senate nominee corey stewart said that he doesnt believe that the civil war was fought over the issue of slavery arguing that it was mostly about states rights. Why the civil war was really about slavery and other civil war myths busted why the civil war was really about slavery and other civil war myths busted the civil war wasnt about slavery . I wasnt heres an excerpt from stephens cornerstone speech which he explains the basis of the confederate constitution and attacks thomas jeffersons stated opposition to slavery. Jeff davis tells tamron hall the civil war wasnt about slavery you so called negroes are still slaves
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