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“In the complex and not entirely complete process of reconciliation after the Civil War… the idea that ‘now, we are all Americans’ served to whitewash the actions of the rebels. The most egregious example of this was the naming of United States Army bases after Confederate generals. “Today there are at least 10 of them. […]

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“Leonidas L.  Polk, president of the Southern Alliance and a former Confederate colonel, best expressed the white Alliance leadership’s perspective regarding…  the proposed cotton pickers’ strike. Not for one moment, he declared through his paper the Progressive Farmer, did he ‘hesitate to advise our farmers to leave their cotton in the field rather than pay […]

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– Click away a leisurely afternoon with these 206 images of Asheville from the Library of Congress. — “The Nylon Capital of the World… need not embellish its past with a bogus story about Leonidas Polk.” — The distinctive architecture of Gaston County’s oldest building “came down the Great Wagon Road.” – Hugh McColl Jr. […]

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