confederate constitution

The Confederate constitution, compared side by side with the American one. Useful for debunking claims that the Confederacy’s intellectual foundation was “states rights” or some such nonsense.
For a while now, I’ve been threatening to write a long boring post about the Dunning School of historians — the ones most responsible for the fictional account of the Civil War that is still taught in many public schools today. (If you were taught that the Civil War wasn’t really about slavery, but instead about states rights and tariff policy — or that Reconstruction was just a den of corruption until the Redeemers came along — your head has been screwed with by the southern apologetics of the Dunning School and its peers.)

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  1. Instead of writing a long boring post, read a long interesting book. James C. Cobb’s “Away Down South” A History of Southern Identity is well annotated and quick to debunk myths. While the book is somewhat dry every once in a while it has some nice color like “Damning democracy as the bastard child of Satan and his Yankee mistress…”
    Surprising fact: The South wasn’t always the bible belt of America. Fewer than one in ten southerners were church members as late as the 1820s. By 1860 nearly three-fourths of the the South’s churchgoers attended a Baptist or Methodist church (The southern factions of those religions had split with their northern brothers over slavery in the 1840s)

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