Category Neoconfederates

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 […]

The Absence Of Common Ground On Confederate War Monuments

This is an outstanding conversation with Professor Karen Cox on Oregon’s Jefferson Public Radio about confederate monuments. The episode’s description reads, “It is common for societies to erect statues in honor of soldiers who fought bravely for the country. The trouble with the statues of Confederate soldiers and warriors is that the people honored fought […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article from Missouri, in which we find some racists had put up a confederate battle flag above a highway, and in reaction to that a woman put up a billboard with an antiracist message. ” ‘I didn’t think it was appropriate that the flag would be allowed to speak for everyone […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

The big news comes out of Charlottesville, VA, where the neo-Nazis and racists who support confederate heritage staged a violent riot that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer and was linked with the deaths of two Virginia State Police officers,  Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates, whose helicopter crashed. This […]