Quotes from Confederate Romantics

I present for your inspection the following quote:

In the Confederate Army blacks were intergated with the Southern troops. In the union army blacks were segragated into seperate units.  What do you think this tells us about race and the union?

Well, don’t just sit there, mouth agape.  Answer the man.  🙂

Keeping It Honest: What Did Ed Bearss Say?

Today I introduce a new feature at Crossroads: “Keeping It Honest.”  The title (which may be subject to change) is adapted from a feature on Anderson Cooper’s show on CNN, although I’ve replaced the “them” with “it.”  I’m still toying around with other labels.

This week, we look at a quote from Ed Bearss, who served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994.  The following statement is often attributed to him:

I don’t want to call it a conspiracy to ignore the role of Blacks both above and below the Mason-Dixon line, but it was definitely a tendency that began around 1910.

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