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    DescriptionMost Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans--including most history teachers--think the Confederate States seceded for "states' rights." This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy.These documents have always been there. When South Carolina seceded, it published "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union." The document actually opposes states' rights. Its authors argue that Northern states were ignoring the rights of slave owners as identified by Congress and in the Constitution. Similarly, Mississippi's "Declaration of the Immediate Causes " says, "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery--the greatest material interest of the world."Later documents in this collection show how neo-Confederates obfuscated this truth, starting around 1890. The evidence also points to the centrality of race in neo-Confederate thought even today and to the continuing importance of neo-Confederate ideas in American political life. The 150th anniversary of secession and civil war provides a moment for all Americans to read these documents, properly set in context by award-winning sociologist and historian James W. Loewen and co-editor, Edward H. Sebesta, to put in perspective the mythology of the Old South."


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    Title
    The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader
    Subtitle
    The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause"
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by James W Loewen, Edited by Edward H Sebesta
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781604732191
    ISBN 10: 1604732199
    Classifications

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
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    LC classification: F215 .C75 2010
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    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    University Press of Mississippi
    Imprint name
    University Press of Mississippi
    Publication date
    28 July 2010
    Flap copy
    Resounding documentary proof that the original reasoning behind secession and subsequently myth-making was in defense of slavery and white supremacy