Confederate Truths: Documents of the Confederate & Neo-Confederate Tradition from 1787 to the Present.
Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan
John C. Calhoun Pro-Slavery U.S. Senator
Jefferson Davis
Alexander H. Stephens
Mildred Rutherford Historian General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Strom Thurmond
R.L. Dabney
Confederate General Robert E. Lee

ConfederatePastPresent.org Blog

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img Monday April 30th, 2012

I added quite a few more entries for the 1787 to 1860 section, gathering storm. I have many more to ad to this section.

I am adding in all the entries in the original manuscript that couldn’t fit into the book. This should build up a comprehensive selection of material for students and others to use.

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img Sunday April 29th, 2012

I have added in the Gathering storm section a U.S. Senate speech of John Randolph of Roanoke in which his racial prejudice against Latin Americans is made abundantly evident. He defends slavery and hierarchy. He seems to be insufferably pretentious.

He is a hero to the neo-Confederates and his views a part of the core ideas of the neo-Confederate movement.

In remembrance of this speech, I suggest reading the book “Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition,” by Dr. Hayes-Bautista of UCLA. He explains the origins of the holiday as an anti-Confederate and anti-French intervention rally.

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img Sunday April 29th, 2012

I have been tied up with other matters. Getting a book finished, getting a chapter done for another book. Want to get this website up and running.

 

I have been very busy since this project was started. We had the launch of the book, “The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader. A really good review of the book is online at:

 

http://civilwarmonitor.com/book-shelf/loewen-sebesta-eds-the-confederate-and-neo-confederate-reader-2010

 

I wrote a chapter on how the new and notorious Texas teaching standards were presenting the Civil War and Reconstruction, or more to the point how they were promoting Lost Cause and neo-Confederate ideology.  This web page:

 

http://www.keitherekson.com/books/politics-and-the-history-curriculum/

 

and this web page give you the background information on the book.

 

http://www.keitherekson.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/PHC_Flyer.pdf

 

I wrote a 4-part 26,000 word expose’ of the Museum of the Confederacy which was published online at www.blackcommentator.com . The free links to all four installments are:

1st installment:

http://www.blackcommentator.com/441/441_museum_confederacy_sebesta_guest_share.html

2nd installment:
http://www.blackcommentator.com/443/443_museum_confederacy_2_sebesta_guest_share.html

3rd installment:

http://www.blackcommentator.com/461/461_museum_confederacy_3_sebesta_guest_share.html

4th installment:

http://www.blackcommentator.com/462/462_museum_confederacy_4_sebesta_guest_share.html

 

Now it is on to work on this website. I had been working on another book which I am nearly finished with, but this website needs to be finished first.

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img Sunday July 18th, 2010

In our researches to compile material for the book we ran into some historical problems and mysteries that we were unable to solve. We hope that one of our readers might know the answer or even help us solve the problem.

 

For example, who was C.E. Workman? He wrote an article titled, “Reconstruction Days in South Carolina,” for the July 1921 issue of Confederate Veterans. Vol. 29 No. 7, pages 256-8, with the standard white supremacist view of Reconstruction. The “Confederate Veteran” didn’t publish just anyone. Workman has been a prominent name in South Carolina.  (The entry is in the book, but not on this web site.)

 

Someone who is living in South Carolina can probably track down who C.E. Workman was. His article may have been commented on in the local press after it had been published.

 

I am going to blog on the various historical problems and mysteries we came across and are coming across over time and hope that our readers can help us.

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img Sunday July 18th, 2010

The book is to be released August 2010 by the University Press of Mississippi. Their web page for the book is http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1338.

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img Tuesday February 23rd, 2010

This blog will be starting later this year.

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