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“The Compromise of 1877 ended Reconstruction, sealed the alliance between Northern and Southern conservatives and ratified the shifting emphasis of Northern policy from the political and missionary to the economic and exploitative….. “Northern capital could not have moved so swiftly through the South had it not been for the collaboration of Southern business elites. The […]

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“On Veterans Day an ad featuring this 1896 artwork took up two-thirds of a page in the Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News. “Above the image were the words ‘Remembering all the gallant men who wore the Gray on Veteran’s Day — Deo Vindice,’ and below it was a quote from Major R.E. Wilson, CSA: ‘If I […]

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– At last, Revenge is ours (or not). Including Blackbeard’s artisanal arsenal. — eBay eye-catchers:  a medal of Lost Cause honor and a poster for Louis Armstrong at Carmichael Auditorium. — What exactly is a Confederate monument? And what should Reidsville do with the one that lost its kepied head to a reckless driver?

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– “Like no-one else’s, Mr. Taylor’s music distills a primal American yearning that can never be completely satisfied….” — Descendant adds color to “Arrangement in Black and White.” — “He will not be hanged until the mail train comes through tomorrow.” — Lost Cause was lost on W. J. Cash. — “We left Wilmington… to […]

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“Nearly a quarter of the men of military age in the South were killed, and perhaps another quarter returned home wounded. To make up to the men for what they had lost, Southern girls were urged to do their part by marrying handicapped veterans. ” ‘Girls have married men they would never have given a […]

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“[Rev. J. William Jones, a Virginia Baptist] was the most influential and well-known clergyman in the cult of the Lost Cause. “When the Charlotte, North Carolina, school board adopted a book by a Northern author, Jones gave speeches and organized protests by veterans’ groups. He called the book ‘utterly untruthful,’ written with ‘all of the […]

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