Category Neoconfederates

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s report with this article about the approval for a new National Slavery Museum. “The Richmond City Council has allocated $1.3 million for work to begin on a national slavery museum and historical campus in Shockoe Bottom. The council approved the funding Monday evening after a public hearing where all 11 speakers […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s roundup with this article out of King George County in Virginia. “On a 3–2 vote, the King George County Board of Supervisors voted this week to move a monument that honors Confederate soldiers off the courthouse lawn. The action was applauded by members and friends of the King George chapter of […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

It was a fairly slow week regarding confederate heritage. This article tells us the home in Alexandria, Virginia the Lee family occupied while R. E. Lee was a young boy recently sold. “Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home in Alexandria, Va., is for sale for the second time in two years, and although the […]

Where is the Intellectual Ammunition?

I’m often asked where aspiring students of the war can find source material they can use to counter neoconfederate liars. I believe these books can give you an excellent start. They are not the be-all and end-all, and there are plenty of other books that are useful, but these will give you a core understanding […]

No Common Ground

This book comes to us from Professor Karen Cox, who is perhaps the best authority on confederate monumentation. Most of the monuments were erected as a result of the efforts of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. As Professor Cox tells us, “The history of Confederate monuments is not limited to those who built them […]

Engaging the World: Ty Seidule

Here’s a terrific interview with BG Ty Seidule. The episode’s description reads, “Ty Seidule is the Chamberlain Fellow at Hamilton College, a New America Fellow, and was recently named to the Confederate Base Naming Commission. In 2015, his five-minute video lecture, ‘Was the Civil War About Slavery?’ became a social media sensation with more than […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article out of Talbot County, Maryland. “Talbot County Council members voted to move a Confederate statue from the county courthouse lawn in Easton at their Tuesday night meeting. The pressures of a lawsuit that contends the statue’s placement on the courthouse lawn violates the U.S. Constitution and is racist, calls from statewide elected […]

As Confederate Statues Come Down A Retired Army Brigadier General Explains How He Broke Up With The Lost Cause

This is a terrific interview with Brigadier General (Ret) Ty Seidule about the lost cause lie and R. E. Lee. You can access the interview at this link.

How the Word Is Passed

Here’s a nice discussion with Clint Smith about his book, How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. It would have been much better had the discussion been between Mr. Smith and a historian of slavery or of the lost cause lie. The video’s description reads, “Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith looked […]

U.S. Army General (Ret.) Ty Seidule’s Mission to Rename Military Bases May Be His Ultimate Battle Against the Lost Cause

Here’s an outstanding discussion with BG Ty Seidule on the podcast “Ice House,” from the NY Stock Exchange. They discuss GEN Seidule’s book, Robert E. Lee and Me, and the issue of renaming Army bases named for confederates as well as the lost cause lie. The episode’s description reads, “Brigadier General Ty Seidule (Ret.), a […]