Based on a paper titled “The Propaganda of War. The South’s Misinformation Machine“. by Misty Smith. Originally posted in HIS 330 on October 22, 2017, for Southern New Hampshire University.
As a result, the United States split into and a bloody Civil War ensued, fueled by rampant propaganda, especially religious propaganda claiming that it was God’s will that humans own others as slaves, misinformation that was designed to sway the court of opinion away from the issue of slavery.