It will do little good, and accomplish nothing, to try to impress ignorance with knowledge. Giving a book to someone who will not understand its contents is an exercise in futility. Witness the examples of the last 40 years in the education system.
The North-South issue, much maligned and debated the last 100 years or so, is not a complicated study. Reference excerpts from Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia: "The (embargo) treaty of 1828, initiated by the banking and industrial interests of the North, seeking to take control of the economics of the South, defined what would become the term North-South; that is, geographically. By placing an embargo on goods and products grown or produced in the southern States, they sought to take away the profits due for the labor and livelihood of the Southern people."
Think of yourself as a person in that position.
The Constitution declares that each state is sovereign and self-governing, (free) of federal control. In the event any state feels it is unfairly, or unjustly, treated by the federal government, it is that state's right to secede.
When every effort made failed to relieve the injustice of the Embargo Treaty, the afflicted states exercised their right under the Constitution of the United States.
The federal troops at Fort Sumter, being notified of the secession and of its legal consequence, were ordered to depart from that post under the Posse' Coma Tatus Law. That law makes it illegal to have federal troops on any sovereign state's soil. The commander of the fort refused to comply with the constitutional law. The state of Carolina then recognized that the federal government had declared itself the "enemy" of the states, so protected by the secession law in the Constitution.
This is not subject to personal or idle interpretation. The choice to secede remains with the state governor's office.
Many flags were adopted by the Southern Confederacy from 1861 to 1863. Finally, the popular Saint Andrews Cross (a battle flag) was the one most commonly displayed. Many were employed, and deployed, by various units and states of the Confederacy. Most libraries have a book of flags, and all libraries have a copy of the Constitution.
Additionally, and conspicuously, the Southern states were economically protected by their well-established European market, southern ports and supply lines to all of them. The bankers and the industrialists in the North had succeeded in alienating their own design and agenda to control the economics of the South. So, they created their "enflamed version" of slavery. This angry and desperate act employed hundreds of thousands of misled and uninformed "sucker sapiens" in a "social engineering experiment" to wipe out and dispossess the entire culture of white, Christian Americans called Southerners.
"One who will not reason is a Bigot; one who cannot reason is a Fool; One who dare not reason is a Slave."
I cannot be more eloquent,
Sean Patrick Tyree, Payson; Namesake of Sean Tyree, Hoods Texas Cavalry, Bedford Forest's Cavalry, Tennessee Campaign, 1861-1865 Gray Riders