The Lost Cause in Lucca, Italy

Dscn1433[Compliments of Aaron Sheehan-Dean]This photograph was taken in Lucca, Italy and provides the perfect follow-up to Sunday’s post.  The ads in the window feature
Italians posing as the cast.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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3 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008 @ 13:48

    Wayne Fielder, shame on you! George Hunt Morgan, you said?!!! Somehow I think you are mistaken 🙂 His name was John.

  • Kevin Levin Mar 25, 2008 @ 9:09

    I am convinced that the short list of Confederate heroes would not be able to identify themselves in our more popular interpretations of the war.

  • Wayne Fielder Mar 25, 2008 @ 8:34

    Why on earth do people seem to always associate the Confederacy with the more base elements of our modern culture? It’s frustrating. Somehow I think the Basil Dukes, George Hunt Morgans, and John Breckinridges of the Confederacy would take great exception to this comparison.

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