Check out James Cobb’s post, which appeared in the New Republic Online on slavery apologies. He makes a compelling case. Ed Ayers reviews Heather Cox Richardson’s new book West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War (Yale University Press, 2007). I’ve read the first chapter and will have some things to say later. University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier believes that the Confederate flag should not fly atop the statehouse. All is lost when you can’t count on your football coach to support the "Old South."
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