„The South went to war on account of slavery.“

Letter to Samuel "Sam" Chapman (June 1907)
Contexto: The South went to war on account of slavery. South Carolina went to war, as she said in her secession proclamation, because slavery would not be secure under Lincoln. South Carolina ought to know what was the cause for her seceding. The truth is the modern Virginians departed from the teachings of the Father's.

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„I've always understood that we went to war on account of the thing we quarreled with the north about. I've never heard of any other cause of quarrel than slavery.“

—  John S. Mosby Confederate Army officer 1833 - 1916

Letter https://archive.is/jcaoZ (1894), as quoted in The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem https://books.google.com/books?id=zs0VJTbNwfAC&pg=PA67#v=onepage&q&f=false (2005), by John M. Coski
Letter (1894)

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„And the war was a terrible war, but it was a war for human freedom, and if the South had succeeded and if slavery had been extended, the United States, or part of it, might very well have been on the side of Hitler in the Second World War.“

—  Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015

We would not have been the bastion of freedom we have been in the twentieth century.
2000s, The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Debate (2002), Q&A

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„The United States of America fought a horrific civil war that ended slavery. Yes, slavery was the reason for the Civil War.“

—  Dennis Prager American writer, speaker, radio and TV commentator, theologian 1948

Fonte: 2010s, Why the Left Hates America (2015)

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„Changing economic conditions made slavery profitable in the south, but left it unprofitable in the north. The resulting war might have been avoided if the south had adopted a policy of ultimate abolition. But as this method was not pursued the differences grew sharper until they brought on the great conflict.“

—  Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933

1920s, The Reign of Law (1925)
Contexto: This increasing unification has well-nigh obliterated State lines so far as concerns many relations of life. Yet, in a country of such enormous expanse, there must always be certain regional differences in social outlook and economic thought. The most familiar illustration of this is found in the history of slavery. The Constitution did not interfere with slavery, except to fix a time when the foreign slave trade should be abolished. Yet within a generation the country was confronting a sharp sectional division on this issue. Changing economic conditions made slavery profitable in the south, but left it unprofitable in the north. The resulting war might have been avoided if the south had adopted a policy of ultimate abolition. But as this method was not pursued the differences grew sharper until they brought on the great conflict.

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„Our people are going to war to perpetuate slavery, but the war will be its death knell.“

—  Sam Houston nineteenth-century American statesman, politician, and soldier, namesake of Houston, Texas 1793 - 1863

As quoted in "Revering Sam Houston, anti-Confederate patriot" http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2016/03/sam-houston.html (18 March 2016), by Michael Zak, Grand Old Partisan
1860s

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„Slavery was at the root of what the Civil War was all about. If there had been no slavery, there would have been no war, and that ultimately what the Confederacy was fighting for was to preserve a nation based on a social system that incorporated slavery. Had that not been the case, there would have been no war. That's an issue that a lot of Southern whites today find hard to accept.“

—  James M. McPherson American historian 1936

James M. McPherson "James McPherson: What They Fought For, 1861–1865" https://web.archive.org/web/20160309201904/http://www.booknotes.org/FullPage.aspx?SID=55946-1 (22 May 1994), Booknotes, United States of America: National Cable Satellite Corporation
1990s

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„All official and liberal science defends wage-slavery, whereas Marxism has declared relentless war on that slavery.“

—  Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924

The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/mar/x01.htm (March 1913)
1910s
Contexto: Throughout the civilised world the teachings of Marx evoke the utmost hostility and hatred of all bourgeois science (both official and liberal), which regards Marxism as a kind of “pernicious sect”. And no other attitude is to be expected, for there can be no “impartial” social science in a society based on class struggle. In one way or another, all official and liberal science defends wage-slavery, whereas Marxism has declared relentless war on that slavery. To expect science to be impartial in a wage-slave society is as foolishly naïve as to expect impartiality from manufacturers on the question of whether workers’ wages ought not to be increased by decreasing the profits of capital.

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„There was a national apology for slavery. It was called the Civil War where 700,000 Americans died.“

—  Ben Shapiro American journalist and attorney 1984

2019-08-26
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The Daily Wire, quoted in * 2019-08-26
Ben Shapiro: “There was a national apology for slavery. It was called the Civil War”
Media Matters for America
https://www.mediamatters.org/ben-shapiro/ben-shapiro-there-was-national-apology-slavery-it-was-called-civil-war
2019-09-02
2019

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„The cause of the great War of the Rebellion against the United States will have to be attributed to slavery.“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885

Conclusion
1880s
Contexto: The cause of the great War of the Rebellion against the United States will have to be attributed to slavery. For some years before the war began it was a trite saying among some politicians that 'A state half slave and half free cannot exist.' All must become slave or all free, or the state will go down. I took no part myself in any such view of the case at the time, but since the war is over, reviewing the whole question, I have come to the conclusion that the saying is quite true.

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„The war has now moved from China to South Eastern Asia, and is about to enter the stage of the war for all Asia.“

—  Toshio Shiratori Japanese politician 1887 - 1949

Quoted in "Why We Lost Singapore" - Page 61 - by Dorothy Crisp - 1944.

„South Koreans do not consider the integrity of their state important enough to go to war for.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963

2010s, Interview with Chad O'Carroll (2012)

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„I survived, but it's not a happy ending. I was a coward. I went to the war.“

—  Tim O'Brien, livro The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried (1990), On the Rainy River

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