I had high hopes for Dixie Dawn. I’ve been following this blog for a few weeks and while it has attracted a large number of comments on the standard issues that energize the neo-Confederate base it looks like it has run its course. I was holding out on the possibility that Dixie would actually read one of the books cited in a recent post. Unfortunately, it looks like its not going to happen. Instead we continue to get emotional rants about a besieged South, silly stories about black Confederates, and vague references to the Confederate flag. Given the number of posts about the flag perhaps she could have read John Coski’s The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem (Harvard University Press, 2006) or she could have read Bruce Levine’s Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2006) in connection with the stories of black Confederates. And why is it that every post and internet site on this topic utilizes the very same images?
Honestly, I was holding out for the best.