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Civil War


  • The Origins of the Lost Cause Myth

    by M. Andrew Holowchak

    States’ rights and slavery, while theoretically distinct, were in praxis intertwined. Here's what a Jeffersonian analysis of Jubal Early’s lost-cause apologia can teach us.


  • Why We Need a New Civil War Documentary

    by Keri Leigh Merritt

    The success and brilliance of the new PBS series on Reconstruction is a reminder of the missed opportunity facing the nation.