No, what you're doing is the diversion. We have several forums here that have nothing to do with the causes of the war (foods, weapons and ammunition, Mid-19th Century life, etc.). Outside of you and Matthew, no one else mentioned causes.You didn't. Nobody did. That's just the problem. When the subject is causes of the war, slavery fits ... northern working conditions are an irrelevant diversion. So, why are they even mentioned?