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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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  • Brad Oct 22, 2012 @ 5:40

    It’s a bit of a put on but I have to tell you I was cracking up as I watching it. She’s obviously great in front of the camera. Quite a character she is.

  • Bummer Oct 21, 2012 @ 8:35

    This young lady reminds me of so many of my children’s peers. I don’t believe she is shallow, I do believe her parents have never shared with her their own heritage and lineage.
    Katie is a perfect example of the “Entitled Generation”, as long as she’s cute, precocious and daddy’s little girl, she will survive, but maybe disillusioned, bi-polar and a super model.

    So much of who I am and who my children have become is the direct result of the stories that my grandfathers, grandmothers, father and mother shared with me as I was growing up. Stories from Missouri, Kansas, the Indian Territory and Texas. Flatlanders and hill folks, farmers and ranchers, outlaws and local law, religion and politics. The Civil War, before, during and after. That heritage and especially the way it was told to me has shaped me and my families life and love of history, the leaders, the spokesmen and the common man that endured and relished in life, as only this country can provide.


    • Kevin Levin Oct 21, 2012 @ 8:39

      As I noted in a previous comment, the girl is playing a character.

      • Bummer Oct 21, 2012 @ 9:15

        I reviewed the youtube videos and I believe Katie is… playing a character. However “Katie” still reminds me of friends of my children who have exactly the same mind set.
        I got a good belly laugh from her performance. Thanks for sharing.


        • Kevin Levin Oct 21, 2012 @ 10:36

          Definitely worth a good laugh.

  • Scott Manning Oct 20, 2012 @ 6:16

    This reminds me of the statement I hear often from folks (adults and kids) that care little about history: “Why should I care about something that already happened?”

  • Pat Young Oct 20, 2012 @ 5:56

    When you’re cute you don’t need to know history.

    • Kevin Levin Oct 20, 2012 @ 5:57

      She makes a compelling case.

      • Brian Oct 20, 2012 @ 6:03

        Yes, a compelling case that she’s shallow.

        • Kevin Levin Oct 20, 2012 @ 6:05

          I don’t think she is shallow at all. In fact, Katie has a very natural and comfortable demeanor in front of the camera. Watch out for this kid. 🙂

        • Andy Hall Oct 20, 2012 @ 6:38

          The best satire is a work that isn’t obviously satire.

          • Kevin Levin Oct 20, 2012 @ 6:39

            Katie is clearly a straight-A student and this is just her online personality.

          • James Harrigan Oct 22, 2012 @ 6:16

            The best satire is a work that isn’t obviously satire.
            No kidding. “Katie” is actually a pretty brilliant performance artist. My only critique is the super model line – that crossed over just a bit too far into implausibility.

            • Kevin Levin Oct 22, 2012 @ 6:27

              I’ll take an entire class of Katies any day of the week. 🙂

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