Something I have noticed in more than a few movies about the civil war and its immediate aftermath, the South is almost always shown in a positive light, and the North as the bad guys. This subject came to me after reading a review of the show "Hell on Wheels," about building a railroad line after the civil war. Apparently, the people who are from the North, treat former slaves horribly, while the people from the south on the show are respectful of the former slaves. This show isn't alone. The "Outlaw Josey Wales," shows Josey Wales as a decent guy, even having been a member of "Bloody" Bill Andersons guerilla band. The northerners in the movie kill former p.o.w.'s and conducted the raid that killed Wales family. Even the Mathew Broderick movie about the first Black military unit in the civil war showed the northerners as bad in most ways, except for Broderick and his fellow officers. My question is, why does hollywood constantly show sympathy toward the slave holding south, and show the anti-slavery north in a bad light? Is it because the North was Republican and the South was Democrat? Is that the problem? Any thoughts?