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flyingfysh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:50 PM
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The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader
This was recently published by James Loewen and Edward Sebesta. Much of the book is very long quotes from official documents from southerners, before, during, and after the civil war. The authors very convincingly refute the idea that the Civil War had anything to do with "states' rights" (even though that has been taught in many high school classes), and had everything to do with preserving and extending slavery. One long quote refers to the abolitionists as being "atheists, socialists, and communists". This was before the Civil War; we still hear right-wingers saying the same thing about liberals. They were outraged that the North allowed abolitionists to speak against slavery.

One thing I hadn't realized is that southerners wanted the United States to keep grabbing territory, all the way down to Panama, and including Cuba. Then they could put slaves farming there.

There is a lot of really poisonous, poisonous stuff here.
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:59 PM
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1. I knew someone born and raised in New York City who thought
the wrong side won the Civil War. Of course she was a Republican. I guess the Republican Party may have changed a little bit since then.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:38 PM
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2. so, she doesn't worship Lincoln?
Hmm ...
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:09 PM
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3. Reagan and Bush. I used to drive her crazy by saying Rudy
Giuliani won because of voters on the Liberal Party line. (The Liberal Party in New York was not liberal and wasn't a real party. It just made it possible for people who couldn't vote Republican but in their ignorance didn't know how cleless they were.)
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