I would really appreciate the chance to read the writings from the SC & other’s that threatened a feel good secession from 1782 onward. No kidding, I want to create a folder with those quotes. I am always looking for counterintuitive sources.Lincoln was wrong, slavery was not the only substantial difference between them.
In any case, I do not believe war was inevitable, nor can we fairly place all the blame for the war on the Southern side of the equation. They'd have been more than happy to leave without one.