Southpark Reenacts the Civil War: “Let’s Bring Those Confederate Bastards Down”

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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  • Kevin Levin Mar 31, 2008 @ 7:50

    I know what you mean Josh. I could get away with showing this clip to juniors and seniors with no problem. Actually, once you get beyond the humor of the clip there are a number of themes that can be analyzed.

  • Josh Mar 30, 2008 @ 22:01

    I’ve often secretly wanted to teach at the college level ONLY because of the South Park episode regarding the Mormons/Joseph Smith. I wish I could use it with 8th graders, but something tells me people would object…

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