Wednesday, January 26, 2011

James Loewen writes on the responses to his "Washington Post" essay on "5 Myths about Why the South Seceded"

The link to the article is:

What is interesting is that a lot of people who were initially hostile decided to get the book and read the primary documents for themselves.

Also, the Washington Post article went viral and had over a half a million viewers. This is the link in case you missed the article.

It was commented on almost 4,000 sites from Forbes to The Times of India.

January 2011 isn't even over and we have already begun to significantly change the public opinion regarding the Lost Cause rationalizations of history. I think that even before the end of this year the Lost Cause (neo-Confederate) view of history will be seriously discredited with the general public and an object of mirth.

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