Hinton Helper’s view of South hasn’t lost relevance

“The book and the author have long been forgotten in popular memory. But [Hinton Rowan] Helper’s Impending Crisis of the South is the only book other than Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin that historians have kept in their bag of causes of the Civil War….”

— From “Confederate Monuments and the Forgotten Warning of a Crisis to Come” by Ibram X. Kendi in Time (June 26)

 

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