A casino at Gettysburg is a really bad idea. This video was played today during the public hearing before the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission. At the same time I just love the manipulation involved in utilizing superstar historians such as David McCullough and documentarian, Ken Burns. For some reason we believe that because Matthew Broderick and Stephen Lang were in Civil War related movies that they command authority in the way we think about the past. Actually, I find the local activists to be much more interesting since the casino will directly impact their community. Enjoy the video.
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