Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pseudo-scientific racism was promoted by the Confederacy to justify itself.

During the Civil War the Confederate government published The Index in London to garner support for itself, proposing that the Confederacy was defending a system of white supremacy supported by pseudo-scientific racism.

One of these pseudo-scientific racist articles, is in the book, "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader," and another is online at:

It is not surprising that the Confederacy opted to promote pseudo-scientific racism, since Jefferson Davis himself wrote a letter to endorse a pamphlet by white supremacist Van Evrie which advanced various pseudo-scientific crackpot ideas which argued that sub-Saharan Africans were a separate species intermediate between white people and orangutans. Davis's letter of endorsement and an extract of the pamphlet are also in the book "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine" Against the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s

I am going to be putting at more articles from the UDC Magazine in the 1950s in opposition to civil rights.

I will update this blog entry as I put more articles online.

This is one article. It starts out with a biographical sketch of Jefferson Davis and Constitutional reasoning but quickly leads to the author's obsession with interracial relations and a "mongrelized" people. The UDC ran hysterical articles against civil rights in the 1950s.

Update: I have now have seven UDC articles attacking civil rights in the 50s. You can read them here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tennessee UDC praises the KKK and Anglo-Saxonism

I am finally getting around to populating the website with documents about the Confederates and Neo-Confederates.

The web site will mostly be material that couldn't fit into the book. We only needed one example of the UDC praising the KKK, and there was so much material of the UDC praising the KKK.

Some of the material in the book will be on the website, but not much. Mostly it will be just a few examples of what is in the book. The web site is a supplement of what is in the book.

Update: 7/24/10:

There has been this response from the League of the South to this new entry.

It is too bad doesn't have permission to have the League of the South articles online.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Excellent Paper on William Stewart Simkins

The paper is online and you can download a .pdf of it at this blog.

Professor Russell is to be commended for this paper.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor for "The Atlantic" blogs on "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader"

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor of The Atlantic had this very interesting blog regarding our book, The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader.

For those of you interested in the book the web page for the book at the University Press of Mississippi is:
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