Next month I will be taking part in another Teaching American History Grant workshop in Virginia Beach with Fitzhugh Brundage of the University of North Carolina. The subject is the Civil War and historical memory. I am putting together a couple of lesson plan outlines for the teachers and in doing so I came across this wonderful video that I posted a few years back. It’s worth airing again for those of you who are relatively new to the blog. Enjoy.
Lost Cause Nostalgia
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