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Mon Nov 6, 2017, 05:46 PM

"The Lost Cause" - How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

Interesting video recently from VOX that talks about the concerted effort made by The United Daughters of the Confederacy - to manage how the Civil War was taught, and remembered in the South.

According to the video, the group was responsible for the existence of many of the Civil War "hero" statues that went up all over the South, as well as the way textbooks in the former confederacy described the war. It goes a long way in explaining why we see so many people today posting that the war was not about slavery at all...they have been taught that for generations now.


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Lucinda Nov 2017 OP
KT2000 Nov 2017 #1
Lucinda Nov 2017 #4
cachukis Nov 2017 #2
Lucinda Nov 2017 #3
3catwoman3 Nov 2017 #5
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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:11 PM

1. Wow! Good info!

this really helps to explain the divide in this country.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:40 PM

4. Yep. I actually thought it was a situation of individual families

maybe teaching their kids info contrary to what was taught in school over the years. I had NO IDEA it was actually in textbooks!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:21 PM

2. NYT article on same subject.

The confederacy's Living Monuments


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/opinion/the-confederacys-living-monuments.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion&action=click&contentCollection=opinionŽion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=67&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

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Response to cachukis (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 06:38 PM

3. Thank you! Great addition to the video!

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:41 PM

5. Both links explain...

...a lot.

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Response to Lucinda (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 11:18 PM

6. I remember what Stephen Colbert said when the Daughters of the Confederacy weighed in on the statue

Issue. He said that "they must be getting up in age..."

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