With the upcoming Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the WBTS 2011-2015, I'm afraid we will see more of the same debate concerning this issue. It all seems interesting when one carefully reads the 13th Amendment along with the fact that we now have "Privatized Prisons"??? I thought Slavery supposedly ended with the war? I brought this subject up in a number of history classes in college with very little response, if any, from my professors.My point is that if that war was supposed to be about ending this terrible institution, why is there an exception made in the 13th Amendment? Isn't the use of privately run prisons a violation of that Amendment? Or am I interpetining it wrong or "taking it out of context"? There many ways to successfully debate this subject showing how that the war did not start over slavery but I'm afraid that many educators will continue to teach it the opposite way because its not really about historical accuracy, but political agendas thats at issue here.