Secession is part of the local mythology around here. Other parts of the union have similar spirits, like in Texas and all throughout the South.
I would take this statement even further and say it's apart of the national mythology as the American revolution is technically a secession. The concept is just more embraced on parts of the plantation, likely due to the levels of propaganda, or lack of.
Now, I was studying Abraham Lincoln, the civil war, and American slavery about 3 months ago (Apart of my self re-education program) and something I did that was insightful, was to read the declarations of secession. After reading them, I gained a much more solid understanding of what the secession is all about. Equally as interesting, when I asked some of my peers who consider them selves educated, if they had every taken the time to read them. No one had. I was quite amused finding that my peers operated off much knowledge based in the presumptions of others, as opposed to doing some actual independent study.
So my questions for you guys, Have you read the Declarations of Secession from the Confederate States?
If not, I encourage you to do so. South Carolina has an especially detailed and informational declaration.