4 thoughts on “The Persistence of Reconstruction Myths

  1. J. P. Gagnier April 1, 2012 / 10:20 am

    Could you offer recommendations, or personal quick responses, for Reconstruction mythology debunking? I ask both out of personal interest and for greater public exposure.

  2. Noma April 1, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    I thought it was the fleeing Confederates who torched Richmond, and that the incoming Union troops were putting out the fires.

  3. Mark S April 2, 2012 / 8:01 am

    In the credits (“Sources”), he lists “James McPherson” as responsible for “Research”: Maybe all you have to do to label yourself an expert is to read one book.

  4. hankc9174 April 4, 2012 / 8:10 am

    is it just me or is he pretty much labeling ‘Reconstruction’ as building the physical infrastructure rather than the social and political?

    seemed to be quite an emphasis on destroyed railroads…

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