In the meantime, Southerners noticed themselves as enslaved through the tariffs imposed by means of the Northern-backed federal government, and as compared their rebellion with that of the thirteen colonies against British tyranny. For them, the Abolitionist movement threatened their livelihood (which relied on reasonably-priced exertions to harvest cotton) and way of lifestyles.
Those differences led to a fratricidal conflict wherein brother fought towards brother and people who fought on both facets protected attorneys, medical doctors, farmers, people—everyday humans now not just expert soldiers—and the struggle turned into lethal and bloody. What inspired such own family rifts continues to animate dialogue and debate. A few did see the warfare as a holy reason; McPherson (1995) cites such terms as “the holy purpose of Southern freedom,” “obligation to at least one’s united states,” “demise earlier than Yankee rule,” and “bursting the bonds of tyranny” as commonplace slogans