Recently a Confederate heritage apologist declared:
Southerners, by and large, did not go to Africa and steal slaves — some of the the ancestors of some federal soldiers did that (primarily, the New England maritime flavor of yankees). The huge, vast majority of the folks of the South did not rape, rob, steal, kill and murder innocent men women and children as part of slavery, or for any other reason. Most slaves — men, women and children — were not raped, robbed, stolen, killed and murdered.
Let’s take a look at this, shall we?