Tag: Confederacy

Confederate slave man and a brother

“Confederate”: Both HBO and its doubters double down on racial canards (Edited w/the addition of Part II)

HBO is in trouble for producing “Confederate,” an alternate history in which the South won the war. The irony is that HBO and its foes are both wrong. (Only half of this essay was posted initially.  My mistake.  I have added the second half below the line.  My apologies. [Bookworm

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[VIDEO] How important was the South’s “peculiar institution” to the Civil War and why does it still matter today?

Following our trip to Virginia, Maryland, and Southern Pennsylvania, a trip that took us to Fredericksburg, Manassas, Gettysburg, and Antietam, we’ve been watching Ken Burns’ The Civil War.  The documentary, which I failed to follow back in 1990, is somehow much more interesting now that I’ve seen the stone wall in

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