Thanks for reading & taking the time to comment, but I did write: " The misnamed Revolutionary War was as much a war of secession as the equally misnamed Civil War that erupted four-score and five years later."

Certainly it was a war of secession: the south fought to secede while the north fought to prevent it.

But what prompted secession? All of the evidence, including the Confederacy's own statements & declarations, point to its desire to maintain slavery.

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