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Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:06 PM

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, a women’s group that was formed in 1894, led the effort to revise Confederate history at the turn of the 20th century. That effort has a name: the Lost Cause. It was a campaign to portray Confederate leaders and soldiers as heroic, and it targeted the minds and identities of children growing up in the South so they would develop a personal attachment to the Confederate cause.

Even without the right to vote, the group was extremely influential. They lobbied local governments to erect memorials to the Confederacy all over the South, including in prominent public spaces like courthouses and state capitols. They formed textbook committees and pressured school boards to ban books that the UDC deemed “unjust to the South,” which was anything that shed negative light on the Confederacy.

Their work with children went beyond the classroom as well. They formed an auxiliary group called the Children of the Confederacy, a program that sought to get kids actively involved in “Southern” history. They would recite UDC-sponsored rhetoric, visit veterans, participate in monument unveilings, and more.

https://www.vox.com/videos/2017/10/25/16545362/southern-socialites-civil-war-history

Watch the video above to learn more about the UDC’s efforts to present their distorted version of history as “real history.”

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Cattledog Oct 2017 OP
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #1
sofa king Oct 2017 #2
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #4
Lochloosa Oct 2017 #3
Irish_Dem Oct 2017 #5
Paladin Oct 2017 #6
AwakeAtLast Oct 2017 #7
jalan48 Oct 2017 #8

Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:07 PM

1. Why does evil exert such a stronghold on people? nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:10 PM

2. Fear is the bit-and-bridle of evil.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:35 PM

4. Maybe religion too. People do awful things in the name of God. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 02:23 PM

3. Racism.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:35 PM

5. Yes. nt

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 07:42 PM

6. A genuinely evil group of people. (nt)

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 29, 2017, 12:50 PM

7. And that was pre-Nazi

Incredible!

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Response to Cattledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 29, 2017, 12:53 PM

8. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is also a very conservative group.

White privilege at all costs!

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